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Death penalty method? 'Whatever is cheaper' – Alvarez

Aug 09, 2016 - 4:08 PM

Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez says there should be no debate on the methods of execution since they all mean the same thing – the death of the convict

PRO-DEATH PENALTY. House Speaker Pantaleon Alvarez supports the reimposition of the death penalty for heinous crimes. Photo by Mara Cepeda/Rappler

What it was like waiting for death

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Merry Utami one of the drug convicts spared from execution narrates her experience to her lawyer and a human rights activist

Tied to post, blindfolded, given 3 minutes to relax: How Indonesia carries out its death penalty

Jul 30, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Here are 15 steps on how Indonesia executes its convicts via firing squad

Gunshots at night: Indonesia executes 4 drug convicts

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:42 AM

The government carried out the executions by firing squad some time after midnight

EXECUTED. Cilacap waits for the bodies of those executed. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Indonesia has no plans for next round of executions

Sep 16, 2015 - 8:26 PM

Indonesian authorities have still not made plans for a new round of executions almost three months after a French drug convict on death row lost an appeal

SPARED. Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, pictured wearing an Indonesian traditional costume, was spared from execution temporarily in April. File photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

'Recruiter' Sergio confirms Mary Jane Veloso's story

May 21, 2015 - 9:32 AM

UPDATED Cristina Sergio the woman tagged as the culprit behind Mary Jane Veloso s arrest for drug smuggling in Indonesia claims Veloso is totally innocent and a victim of her own character flaws

Nueva Ecija court orders arrest of Veloso's recruiters

May 18, 2015 - 5:51 PM

The NBI will present Ma Christina P Sergio and Julius Lacanilao before the trial court judge who will determine where the two will be jailed during the trial

Veloso recruiter offered $40,000 to potential victim

May 16, 2015 - 5:15 PM

The barangay chairman of Talavera Nueva Ecija says Cristina Sergio is not an indigent Yet she is being represented by the Public Attorney s Office which services indigents

A lawyer's call for unity: 'Save all Mary Jane Velosos'

May 06, 2015 - 9:35 AM

Future legal and political campaigns for Filipinos on death row abroad may be modelled or improved upon the SaveMaryJane efforts

British grandmother prepares for execution in Indonesia

May 04, 2015 - 11:17 AM

I have started to write goodbye letters to members of my family

A British drug trafficking convict on death row, identified as Lindsay Sandiford, seen at the court during her trial at Denpasar district court in Bali, Indonesia, 20 December 2012. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

The right of Mary Jane Veloso's family to their rage and pain

May 03, 2015 - 2:11 AM

I urge netizens not just to know the full story first – and the story does not merely begin in the hour leading up to Mary Jane Veloso s suspended execution

SLAMMING GOVERNMENT. Celia Veloso, mother of Philippine death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso, speaks during a protest near the Philippines' presidential palace to mark Labor Day on May 1, 2015. Photo by Ritchie Tongo/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso's family to Aquino: 'Taumbayan ang tumulong'

May 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The Velosos are grateful for the overwhelming public support they received during their ordeal in Indonesia when Mary Jane was scheduled to be executed by firing squad

WELCOME HOME. The family emerges at the airport wearing T-shirts printed with these calls: "Justice for Mary Jane! Justice for all migrant workers.”

How the viral petition to save Mary Jane Veloso reached Jokowi

Apr 30, 2015 - 4:44 PM

The SaveMaryJane campaign proves that even in the darkest of hours it is worth holding on to the tiniest inch of hope because a fight to save a person’s life is always a battle worth fighting for

The shared road of Mary Jane Veloso and Manny Pacquiao

Apr 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Which reality is closest to us? How many of us rely on an OFW s salary? How many of our loved ones face risks on a regular basis just to be able to provide for those back home?

Jokowi on Mary Jane Veloso: I listened to rights groups

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:38 PM

President Jokowi did not only consider President Aquino s last minute appeal for Mary Jane Veloso s life but also human rights activists

President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, share a light moment following their joint press statement at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace during the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday (February 09, 2015). This is President Widodo’s first State Visit to the Philippines. In the spirit of ASEAN solidarity, it is tradition on the part of a new head of state to immediately conduct introductory visits to fellow ASEAN Member States. Indonesia was the Philippines’ 11th largest trade partner in 2013, with total trade amounting to US$3.62billion. The Philippines and Indonesia enjoy excellent bilateral relations and cooperate extensively in numerous areas.

Family prepares for Mary Jane Veloso's final day

Apr 28, 2015 - 10:20 AM

Mary Jane Veloso s requests for the day include a copy of the Jubilee song and some durian

The honor of Mary Jane Veloso

Apr 27, 2015 - 6:55 PM

While avoiding drugs and following the law is a personal responsibility Veloso s case highlights a collective failure in Philippine society

The race to save Mary Jane Veloso from death

Apr 25, 2015 - 11:00 AM

Despite the filing of the second appeal for judicial review the execution of convicted drug courier Mary Jane Veloso may still push through

France summons Indonesian ambassador over citizen on death row

Apr 22, 2015 - 9:13 PM

Serge Atlaoui s relatives are begging French President Francois Hollande and the European Union to save him

ON DEATH ROW. French national Serge Areski Atlaoui (R), 51, talks to his lawyer, Nancy Yuliana Sunjoto SH (L) inside the court room during a hearing on his case review application in Tangerang on April 1, 2015. Photo Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesian court rejects appeal of Frenchman on death row

Apr 21, 2015 - 8:03 PM

France warns that executing Serge Atlaoui will have consequences for relations between Paris and Jakarta

ON DEATH ROW. French national Serge Areski Atlaoui (R), 51, talks to his lawyer, Nancy Yuliana Sunjoto SH (L) inside the court room during a hearing on his case review application in Tangerang on April 1, 2015. Photo Bagus Indahono/EPA

Indonesia court: No new evidence in Mary Jane case

Apr 15, 2015 - 12:36 PM

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso moves a step closer to execution but her lawyers are planning to file a second appeal as soon as possible

Indonesia to accelerate legal process for Filipina on death row

Mar 10, 2015 - 12:53 PM

Probably this week we will get the ruling from the Supreme Court

HEAVY SECURITY. Mary Jane is escorted by Indonesian police as she arrives at the court in Sleman on March 3, 2015. Photo by Suryo Wibowo/AFP

Fate of Filipina on death row now with Indonesia's Supreme Court

Mar 05, 2015 - 10:58 AM

UPDATED This means Mary Jane shouldn’t be transferred to Nusakambangan for execution for now

Mary Jane, warga Filipina yang vonis mati atas kasus narkoba, diantar oleh petugas kepolisian untuk mengikuti sidang Peninjauan Kembali di Sleman, 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Suryo Wibowo/AFP

Lawyers for Filipina on death row: Her translator was just a student

Mar 03, 2015 - 7:14 PM

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso s lawyers argue that she deserves a case review because of this

Court to hear case review request of Filipina on Indonesia death row

Mar 03, 2015 - 8:54 AM

UPDATED Veloso says she did not know the suitcases she was paid to bring into Indonesia contained heroin

EXECUTION. An Indonesian police car leads ambulances carrying 5 bodies of prisoners out of Wijayapura port as they arrived from Nusakambangan Island prison complex, after their execution under the death row for drug trafficking on January 18, 2015. Photo by EPA

PH seeks case review of Filipina on Indonesia's death row

Jan 29, 2015 - 5:28 PM

The Philippine government is optimistic because of strong new evidence in Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso s case

Filipina could face the firing squad in Indonesia soon

Jan 29, 2015 - 10:51 AM

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso was sentenced to death in October 2010 for attempting to smuggle 2 6 kilograms of heroin into Indonesia from Malaysia

EXECUTED. An Indonesian police car leads ambulances carrying five bodies of prisoners out of Wijayapura port as they arrived from Nusakambangan Island prison complex, after their execution under the death row for drug trafficking, in Cilacap, Central Java, on January 18, 2015. Photo by Bayu Nur/EPA

Australia pursues plea to spare drug smugglers on death row

Jan 19, 2015 - 8:56 AM

It is a long standing position of Australian governments that we oppose the death penalty and we oppose the execution of Australian nationals by another country

ON DEATH ROW. Australian drug smuggling suspects Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for their trial in Bali, Indonesia, in February 2006. File photo by EPA

Australia urges Indonesia to spare smuggler facing execution

Jan 09, 2015 - 8:59 AM

But I do have to say that it is incumbent upon us to respect the systems that other countries have Tony Abbott says

ON DEATH ROW. Australian drug smuggling suspects Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for their trial at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, Friday 03 February 2006.  Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Saudi executes 7 in public by firing squad

Mar 13, 2013 - 5:37 PM

The 7 were convicted of armed robbery

EXECUTION. Saudi Arabia executes 7 in public by firing squad.