Mon. Oct 14th, 2019

Pinay Worker In Saudi Accused Of Supporting Terrorist Group To Spend 5-10 Years In Prison

A Filipino domestic worker who allegedly supports a terrorist group was sentenced to be imprisoned for five to ten years.

In the report of Hasan news, Specialized Criminal Court of Saudi Arabia filed a case against the Filipina domestic worker for supporting a terrorist advocate’s organization, for having a connection with others who supports the organization as well, and for illegally providing media support to the organization that would threaten the country’s order.

Believes the terrorist

In the prosecutor’s statement during the trial, the defendant Filipina worker was convinced with the ideas, beliefs, and the importance of the advocate of the terrorist organization. Hence, provides him full support including having communication with other supporters whether at home or abroad.

Gives full support

In details of her support, the Pinay worker would check the news of the terrorist organization including the published publications. She’s also accused of preparing, sending, and storing anything that would threaten the state’s order. She does this by storing its telephone and computer captures of calling boycott to government organizations. Aside from that, she also maintains pictures showing support to the terrorist organization. She will then established dummy accounts in different social networking sites and use it in glorifying the group, promoting them, and sharing their ideas. I this case, she used Twitter and Facebook.

Maximum sentence

The prosecutor’s office recommended the Pinay worker to be sentenced to the maximum sentence guided in Article VI and VII of the IT Crimes Law in Saudi Arabia. She will be deported to the Philippines after serving her sentence.


The maximum penalty based on Article VI and VII is five to ten years imprisonment and a fine of three million to five million Riyals. The Pinay worker’s identification was not disclosed.

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