Embassy Updates on Jenny’s Case (Police Brutality)

Kuwait: Yesterday, 24 July 2013, the Philippine Embassy in Kuwait issued an advisory updates on Jenny (not her real name) case in response of those incorrect information that disseminated by some bloggers and criticizing the embassy of inaction.

Jenny is a Filipina fitness instructor that has been the latest victim of police brutality in Kuwait. She suffered broken bones in hands and knee, multiple head and facial trauma as the results of the Police officer’s brutality inside a health municipality. The fitness instructor story has become viral and picked up by local press in Kuwait and in the Philippines.

Marilyn Bobier Police Brutality Kuwait

Here are the case updates:
1. The embassy always moves.
2. The embassy legal team has not waited for Ramadan to file the case.
3. Our lawyer, Atty Fahad Al Sheetan, has made contact with high Ministry officials to shortcut the procedure with a special letter to the Ministry. This has not been done before.
4. People are enraged. We also want to jail the accused immediately.
5. But we will follow Kuwait legal procedure for proper conviction. It is quick.
6. The embassy has also moved outside of court. A diplomatic note has been sent to the Ministry for effective case coordination.
7. Today, we requested Jenny to be transferred to Al Razi. She has decided to stay in Farwaniyah after her friends advised her to do so.
8. We spoke to the doctor to ensure safe surgery and therapy.
9. All legal channels will be used. The Kuwait government has been supportive. The police involved in the maltreatment of our kababayan domestic helper in Salwa have been arrested. The same thing will happen here.

We need a united push to overcome our challenges. The embassy thanks you for your support.

Signed: Atty. Dado, R.
CDA – Consul General

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