A Filipina based in Kista, Stockholm, Sweden was reportedly killed by her husband last week.
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Filipina killed by husband in Sweden
(Philstar.com) - October 1, 2018 - 11:53am

MANILA, Philippines — A Filipina mother of two was allegedly murdered by her Swedish husband last week in Stockholm, Sweden, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) said.

The DFA has expressed its condolences to the family of Mailyn Conde Sinambong and assured her family that justice would be served.

The victim's husband was placed under custody of Swedish authorities in connection to the murder, which happened on September 23.

The suspect, Steve Aron Bakre Aalam, has confessed to the crime, according to Migrante Europe.

Maria Monato, the mother of the victim, personally asked for assistance from the Philippine government through the DFA consular office in Cebu.

"Secretary Cayetano has given assurances that all the necessary assistance shall be extended to Mailyn’s family to not only immediately reunite her with her loved ones in the Philippines but also to ensure that justice would be served," DFA spokesperson Elmer Cato said.

The Philippine Embassy in Norway is working with Swedish authorities, as well as the Swedish government-provided lawyer handling the case.

The embassy is also in contact with Sinambong's aunt in Norway and her mother in Medellin, Cebu.

Reports of past violence

According to a statement from Migrante Europe, the victim's family said there were already incidences of violences by Aalam against Sinambong when they were still living in Cebu. The couple and their two children transferred to Sweden in 2010.

Sinambong had reportedly been beaten by her husband soon after they arrived in Sweden. According to the victim's mother, she said "very little" about her real situation abroad.

"The family demands an immediate investigation surrounding the death of Mailyn and is calling for the Duterte government to provide assistance in immediately repatriating Mailyn’s remains," Migrante Europe said in a statement. — Patricia Lourdes Viray

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