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Breaking: Filipino Mary Jane Veloso Spared from Execution by Indonesian Authorities

Written By Real Kevin Jay on Wednesday, April 29, 2015 | 8:54 AM

Eight convicts were executed early Wednesday April 29, 2015 but Mary Jane Veloso was spared from firing squad as her execution was delayed. Indonesian authorities ordered not to execute Mary Jane in the last minute.

Mary Jane Veloso became trending and viral worldwide and that many religious groups and political leaders join the call not to kill her.

Family of Mary Jane said it is a miracle and God hear their prayers. Indonesia halt the execution after recruiters of Veloso surrenders to police in the Philippines.


Eight convicts -- two Australians, one from Brazil and four from Africa, as well as the Indonesian -- were put to death on the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan, the reports said.

In Indonesian executions, convicts are led to clearings just after midnight, tied to posts and then giving the option of kneeling, standing or sitting before being executed by 12-man firing squads.

President Joko Widodo has been a vocal supporter of the death penalty for drug traffickers, claiming Indonesia is facing an emergency due to rising narcotics use.

He has turned a deaf ear to appeals from the international community led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.

In an 11th hour bid to stop the executions, the European Union, Australia and France warned in a joint statement late Tuesday the move would have an "impact on Indonesia's position in the world and its international reputation". - abscbn

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