Mary Jane Veloso spared from execution; people sing, wave flags to welcome the news

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Just in time, Mary Jane Veloso's life was saved while eight of her fellow death-row convicts didn't escape death. People as well as the Philippine government and her family are ecstatic with this report.

Jakarta, Indonesia -- Filipino maid Mary Jane Veloso has been spared from execution while eight other drug smugglers have been executed by firing squad.

Veloso's is saved for now after the Indonesian officials spared her from the firing squad due to the woman who surrendered and claimed to be her recruiter. This woman allegedly the one responsible for turning Veloso a drug courier.

This was confirmed by Indonesia's Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo. This 'delay' was due to the surrender of the recruiter as well as the last-gasp appeal of Philippine President.

A proposal to the Indonesian Foreign Minister was made on Tuesday by President Benigno Aquino to turn Veloso into a state witness so she could testify against the drug syndicate which made her an drug mule.

An emergency Cabinet meeting called by the Indonesian President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo on Tuesday afternoon following the report of the recruiter's surrender.

Philippine government and the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) as well as the Veloso family members were grateful for the postponement of Mary Jane's execution.

On the other hand, eight other convicts did not escape death. This death-row composed of one Indonesian, one Brazilian, two Australians and four Africans. They were executed by the firing squad.

Zainal Abidin, Rodrigo Gularte, Andrew Chan, Martin Anderson, Myuran Sukuraman, Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Raheem Agbaje Salami, and Okwudili Oyatanze were executed at 12:30am in Calicap, Indonesia.

Funeral director of the Javanese Christian Church prepared the coffins for the bodies of eight executed prisoners.

Source: Philippine Daily Inquirer

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