Palace respects Kuwaiti court sentence against Filipina linked to ISIS
MANILA, Dec. 27 (PNA) – The Philippine government respects a sentence of a Kuwaiti court on a Filipino woman who was linked to Islamic State jihadist group or ISIS, a Palace official said on Tuesday.
”We respect the judicial processes of other nations in dealing with Filipinos abroad being prosecuted for violation of the laws of their host countries,” Presidential Communications Office (PCO) Secretary Martin Andanar said in a press statement.
According to media reports, a Kuwaiti court sentenced a Filipina to 10 years imprisonment after she was found guilty of joining the ISIS and plotting attacks.
”In the case of the Filipina in Kuwait, what our embassy can do is to extend legal and consular assistance and make sure our kababayan gets due process and her rights are not violated,” Andanar said.
The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) is already verifying the report about the Filipina who was arrested last August.
She reportedly went to Kuwait in June as a household worker but confessed to the Kuwaiti interior ministry that she is an ISIS member.
The Filipina also confessed to the investigators that her husband was an active ISIS fighter in Libya.
She was reportedly plotting terrorist attacks in Kuwait. (PNA)