Saudi cops help free accused OFW from jail

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipino driver who was falsely accused of killing a Saudi man in a road accident in the southwestern city of Abha was freed after spending eight months in jail, a migrant workers advocacy group said on Wednesday.

Migrante International’s chapter in the Middle East said Eddie C. Javier was released after the amount of 97,000 Saudi riyals (PhP 1,260,000) sought by the victim’s family as diya or blood money was paid.

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