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Lawyer confirms no definite word on Veloso’s execution date

Philippine government and lawyer of Filipino drug convict  Mary Jane Veloso have still no update yet if she will be included in the list of those to be executed on July 17 in Indonesia. (Screen grabbed from internet)
 (Screen grabbed from internet)

The lawyer of convicted drug mule Mary Jane Veloso said on Thursday that they have yet to receive any confirmation regarding Veloso’s impending execution.

Veloso was given a temporary reprieve by the Indonesian court after President Benigno Aquino III personally sought President Widodo’s help for the said Filipina on death row.

Lawyer Edre Olalia said there is no official information from the Indonesian government on the date of Veloso’s execution.

Olalia added that even the Indonesian lawyers helping them with Veloso’s case are not aware of any supposed schedule of Veloso’s execution.

The lawyer said that Veloso, remains optimistic amid being fearful of her impending fate.  She’s constantly asking for updates regarding her case in the Philippines against her illegal recruiter, Ma. Kristina Sergio.

Veloso’s camp filed illegal recruitment, human trafficking and swindling charges against Sergio.

Meanwhile, Olalia confirmed that an Indonesian women’s group went to visit Veloso inside her detention cell.  Saranggani Rep. Manny Pacquiao is set to visit her on Friday.



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