Jailers become OFW’s saviors in Saudi Arabia

MANILA, Philippines – And his jailers became his saviors. This is what happened to an overseas Filipino worker (OFW) when the same Saudi authorities who had him arrested helped him get out of prison.

After finding out that driver Eddie C. Javier was wrongly accused of killing a man during a road accident, Saudi police helped the Filipino raise money for his release, according to migrant advocacy group Migrante International-Middle East chapter.

In exchange for his freedom, Javier, who was imprisoned for eight months, had to pay diya or blood money to the victim’s family, according to Migrante’s John Leonard Monterona.

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