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KSA PHL Embassy Complains vs Torture of Pinoy Edgar Maligaya at Police Station
The Philippine Embassy has complained to Saudi authorities regarding the alleged beating of family driver Edgar Maligaya, 38, at the Olaya police station in Riyadh.
In a note sent to the Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the embassy condemned the alleged beating of Maligaya inside his cell.
“Maligaya was just a suspect who should be treated as such until proven otherwise. In this connection, he should not have been subjected to torture,” John Leonard Monterona, Migrante-Middle East regional coordinator, told Arab News on Wednesday.
Maligaya was implicated in the death of a fellow Filipino driver Andy Miclat Dimacali in July 2010 based on the initial finding that his text message appeared on the mobile phone of the victim on the day that he was found dead.
“However, the text message was the usual communication between friends. There was nothing to indicate a threat, or similar to it, on the part of Maligaya,” Monterona said.
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