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Employers of OFW killed found guilty in Syrian District Criminal Court


In Manila Philippines .The former employer of a Filipina name Joanna Demafelis.  who is Mouna Ali Hassoun  was found guilty in  Syrian District Criminal Court and her lebanese husbund Nader Essam Assaf, is also charged of murder in Lebanon, the Department of Foreign Affairs said.
Joanna Demafelis left Iloilo for Kuwait is 2014 to work as a domestic helper. She went missing in 2016 and the discovery of her remains led to a ban on the deployment of Filipinos to the Gulf state.
The remains of the 29-year-old Demafelis were found inside a freezer in an abandoned apartment in Kuwait last February 2018, prompting a deployment ban of OFWs in the Middle East country.  
The verdict against Mouna Ali Hassoun was handed down in Syria, where she had been in custody since early last year. Her Lebanese husband, Nader Essam Assaf, is facing a murder charge in Lebanon, the DFA said.
The DFA-Office of the Undersecretary for Migrant Workers' Affairs reports that the Syrian District Criminal Court found Mouna Ali Hassoun, accused in the Joana Demafelis case, guilty of murder. DFA will continue to provide legal assistance to the family until justice is served
Demafelis' brother, Joejet, welcomed the Syrian court's decision.
"I'm happy that her case is making progress". Joejet, told ABS-CBN News
Joejet wants the couple to be sentenced to death by hanging.
"I hope they will get what they deserve after what they did to my sister."  Joejet said.
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