MANILA, Philippines – At 12 noon on Sunday, April 26, a global action to save the life of Mary Jane Veloso, an Overseas Filipino Worker (OFW) on Indonesian death row, kicks off online. It urges netizens to rally behind a petition appealing for clemency and pardon for Mary Jane.
It also supports efforts to end human trafficking which the 30-year-old mother of two is a victim of, according to her lawyers.
“We appeal to President Joko Widodo to send a different message of his tough stance on drugs. Now that Mary Jane’s family has come forward with remarkable courage, there is an opportunity to educate many on the reality of drug trafficking and human trafficking.” – Promotion of Church People’s Response (PCPR)
The Philippines on Friday, April 24, filed a second appeal, asking Indonesia to review the case of Mary Jane. Unless the last-minute legal efforts to save her work, or by some miracle clemency is granted, Mary Jane could be executed by firing squad on Tuesday, April 28.
The clock is ticking on Mary Jane’s execution. PCPR and the Church Task Force to Save the Life of Mary Jane Veloso, the groups behind the appeal on the global petition platform Change.org, ask netizens to do the following starting April 26:
- Sign the petition below
- Share it on Twitter and Facebook with the hashtag #SaveMaryJane
- Email to your contacts and friends