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Mary Jane Veloso abandoned by Philippine government

MANILA (UCAN): The family of Mary Jane Veloso, who has been languishing on Indonesia’s death row since a 2011 conviction for drug trafficking, decried what her father, Cesar, described as the Philippine government’s lack of concern about the notorious case.
 
Veloso was arrested in 2010 by Indonesian authorities after 2.6 kilogrammes of heroin were found inside her luggage on her arrival in Jakarta from Malaysia. She claimed to have been duped being a drug mule by two recruiters: Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao. 

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Rights groups protest court’s gagging of Veloso testimony

HONG KONG (SE): Rights groups said the blocking of Mary Jane Veloso’s deposition by the Court of Appeals in the Philippines only serves to let traffickers and drug lords off the hook.
 
Veloso was arrested in 2010 and sentenced to death for smuggling heroin into Indonesia. She was granted a temporary reprieve by the Indonesian president, Joko Widodo, hours before she was set to be executed on 29 April 2015, after her alleged recruiters Maria Cristina Sergio and Julius Lacanilao were arrested shortly beforehand. 
 

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Execution seems okay by president

JAKARTA (SE): Following his debut appearance at the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) Summit held in Vientiane, Laos, on September 5 and 6, the president of The Philippines, Rodrigo Duterte, made his first visit as head of state to Indonesia.

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Veloso still in limbo

MANILA (Agencies): Bishop Ruperto Santos is calling on the Philippine authorities to speed up the trial of drug recruiters accused of duping a Filipino migrant worker, Mary Jane Veloso, who has been condemned to death by an Indonesian court for carrying drugs.

Jakarta has indefinitely postponed her execution while the Philippine authorities try those accused of tricking her into carrying the drugs without knowing.

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