Mary Jane Veloso back in Yogyakarta prison
Mary Jane Veloso back in Yogyakarta prison
Veloso is back at the Wirongunan Penitentiary after an 11th-hour reprieve

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Mary Jane Veloso is now back at the Wirongunan prison in Yogyakarta, after an 11th-hour reprieve from execution on Wednesday, April 29.

“She’s already here. She arrived at 8 am. She’s healthy,” Zaenal Arifin, head of the prison, told

Veloso underwent an initial check-up and was registered again. 

“She had to register again, like she’s a new resident here,” Arifin added.

Veloso’s execution was delayed, while the 8 other drug trafficking convicts – which included 7 foreigners and one Indonesian – were put to death early Wednesday in Nusakambangan Island.

Indonesian Attorney General HM Prasetyo said an exception was made for Veloso “because there was a last-minute plea from the Philippine President. There was someone who surrendered today. She claimed she was the one who recruited Mary Jane.” –

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