A Filipina domestic helper in Saudi Arabia was taken-advantaged physically by six Saudi nationals. However, instead of the perpetrators, she was the one who suffered in jail and lashes.

Eva, not her real name, said that she never thought that such an incident could happen. According to Eva, she went with strangers thinking that they will help her buy food for her consumption. They promised the Filipina to accompany her to the market to buy the things she needs.

Before she knew it, another set of men entered the car and she was taken to the desert. They started to take advantage of her in the deserted area.

Eva escaped from her perpetrators and filed a case against the six Saudi nationals. However, the court didn’t take her side and was sent to jail for four months and 90 lashes.

Eva accepted the consequences of her actions based on the customs and laws in Saudi Arabia. However, Eva is appealing for help from the President to take her case to the high court to lower the verdict as she doesn’t have money to sustain for the proceedings.

The Philippine Embassy in Saudi Arabia and her agency in the Philippines refused to give any help. As of the moment, the Saudi national who took advantage of her was already in prison. Her employer is the one helping with the case.

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