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By JANESS ANN J. ELLAO Bulatlat.com MANILA – The family of Mary Jane Veloso, along with supporters and migrant rights activists, described the Filipina in death row in Indonesia as “full of joy, hope, and determination” as they visited her at the Wirogunan Prison in Yogyakarta today, Sept. 14. Mary Jane’s father Cesar and her…
“I am yearning for my mother. I hope to be with her soon. Please continue supporting her.”
“Once again, we are calling on all the people to raise their voices for justice and for Mary Jane’s freedom so that she can be reunited with her family.”
Three years later, after the bittersweet circus of Mary Jane’s case, she remains in jail in Indonesia, unsure of the final verdict in a crime she insists she didn’t commit.
The Honorable Court, the motion for reconsideration stipulated, “grossly ignored the extraordinary circumstance attendant in this case that puts Mary Jane Veloso under the exception instead of the general rule” in the strict application of criminal procedures in the Philippines.
“President Duterte, my supposed execution was reprieved because Christina (Sergio) and Julius (Lacanilao) have pled their guilt and that I am innocent and had no knowledge of the drugs found in the luggage I brought.”
“Just let her speak out and let her story stand on its own. Or shall we wait for her to be sent to the gallows with her mouth gagged?”
“The bottom line is this: how in heaven’s name can we get to hear the side of a compatriot who is behind bars and waiting on death row in a foreign land and who cannot come home for said purpose?”
Court of Appeals stops what could have been Mary Jane Veloso’s first-time testimony on her ordeal.
“Finally, after protracted and tedious legal wrangling over quite novel circumstances, Mary Jane will be able to freely tell her whole story and cruel ordeal which will be officially considered by the Philippine trial court.