Police Arrests Employer of Deceased Filipina Maid Joanna Demafelis

  • Police arrested employer of the deceased Filipina maid 29 year old Joanna Demafelis, whose dead body  (having torture marks) was found in a freezer at her employer’s apartment. The body was found around a year after she went missing. Philippines department of foreign affairs said that Nader Essam Assaf was arrested on suspicion of murder in Lebanon. Philippines foreign secretary Alan Peter Cayetano said the concerned arrest is first step towards juctice for Joanna. Following Joanna Demafelis reported death, Philippines government was outraged and went on to ban travel of Filipinos to Kuwait.