An Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) was sentenced to 10 years imprisonment after alleged ISIS membership.

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A Filipino in Dubai is set to be imprisoned for 10 years after joining the Islamic State and even promoting their ideology on social media, according to GMA News.

According to reports, the defendant was identified as a 35-year-old Filipino man, who has a fine worth 2 million dirhams (PhP27, 796,214) by the Abu Dhabi Court of Appeals.

The Filipino, whose name remains hidden, will be deported after serving his full sentence.

According to the reports of UAE newspapers The National and Gulf News, the man works as a domestic worker. Furthermore, his lawyer reasoned out that the man does not have the technical skills to operate the said social media accounts.

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The Philippine Embassy, meanwhile, has yet to issue a comment regarding the issue.

It can be recalled that last year, the US and UAE passed a law to fight such activities. Filipino workers abroad are advised to avoid such activities even on social media so as not to fuel suspicion and avoid going into jail and paying huge fines.


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