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Saudi releases death-row inmate

Saudi releases death-row inmate

Published: April 12, 2012 09:01 AM GMT

A migrant rights group today announced the release of a Filipino held for 11 years on death row in Saudi Arabia. Rodelio Lanuza, 39, informed supporters in an email from his mobile phone that he was being freed after payment of 35 million pesos (US$814,000) in blood money to the family of a Saudi national he had killed, allegedly in self-defense, in August 2000. But Migrante International, which made the announcement, said more Filipinos are still on death row. “There is still much help needed to campaign for the lives of other OFWs on death row,” said Migrante’s Garry Martinez.

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