Without revealing any details, Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay Jr. confirmed that the case of Mary Jane Veloso has been postponed indefinitely after President Rodrigo Duterte talked to Indonesian President Joko Widodo.
Veloso was taken out of the execution schedule because she will testify against her illegal recruiter who allegedly planted 2.5 kilograms of cocaine inside the lining of her bag at the Indonesian airport in 2010.
“This is not an urgent issue as of now, let’s finish the process. Her scheduled execution has been deferred because she would be testifying in the deposition case against her illegal recruiter. After prosecuting the illegal recruiter who are the main principals here and if it turns out in the trial in the Philippines that Mary Jane is a victim then at the point we can ask for clemency soon,” said Yasay.
Yasay is hopeful that the case against the illegal recruiter of Veloso will be resolved within a year.
Duterte went to Indonesia after a 5 days ASEAN Summit in Laos where Duterte debuts into the international community.
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