Couple sentenced to death for murder of Filipina worker in Kuwait

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  • Monday, 02 Apr 2018

DUBAI: A Kuwaiti court has sentenced a Lebanese man and his wife to death after they were convicted in absentia of killing a Filipina maid in a case that triggered a crisis between the Philippines and the Gulf Arab state, Kuwaiti newspapers reported on Sunday (April 1).

Philippines President Rodrigo Duterte last month ordered workers in Kuwait to return home over alleged abuse following the discovery of the female worker's body in the freezer of an abandoned home that belonged to a Lebanese man and his Syrian wife.

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