Drug convicts executed in Indonesia, Filipina not among them
Indonesian police stand guard as activists stage a demonstration to demand the government to stop the execution of nine inmates, all convicted on drug charges, in Jakarta, Indonesia, on Tuesday. (Source: AP photo)
Eight drug convicts were executed by an Indonesian firing squad early on Wednesday but a Filipina who was on death row with the Australians, Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian was unexpectedly not among them, local media reports said.
The execution of a Filipina drug convict was delayed at the last minute after one of her recruiters surrendered to police in the Philippines, the attorney general’s spokesman said on Wednesday.
“The execution of Mary Jane (Veloso) has been postponed because there was a request from the Philippine president related to a perpetrator suspected of human trafficking who surrendered herself in the Philippines,” said Tony Spontana, spokesman for the attorney general.
“Mary Jane has been asked to testify.”
Source:: Indian Express