In accordance to Indonesian Laws, the convicts in death row are advised three (3) days before the execution date. The Indonesian Justice Department served the notice to inform Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipino OFW in death row of the date of her execution. Philippine Embassy officials were present to witness the serving of notice.
The execution of Mary Jane Veloso is set on April 28, Tuesday.
Earlier on that same day, the family members of Mary Jane were allowed by Indonesian authorities to personally visit her in the prison camp for three hours . Among her loved one that were allowed to see her are her two sons, her eldest sister Marites, and their parents.
According to National Union of People’s Lawyers (NUPL) Atty. Edro Olalia, the reunion was emotional although Mary Jane requested them to be strong and accept her fate. She kept on hugging and kissing her children and told them that she love them very much. She insisted that she is innocent and explained to them that they should be proud of their mother and that she was the victim of injustice.
Mary Jane Veloso likewise asked one of her family members to claim her body after the execution and bring it back home. In Indonesia, it is a practice that if a cadaver is unclaimed, it is thrown to the river.
Atty. Minnie Lopez of NUPL mentioned that it was Mary Jane herself who relayed the execution date to her sister through phone and she confirmed that it will push through on the said date. Lopez added that the family members are set to return to visit the OFW in Death Row once more.
The execution of Mary Jane Veloso, together with other drug convicts in death row in Indonesia, could be carried out at around midnight according to some security personnel in Nusakambangan island.
The lawyers of Mary Jane filed a second appeal on Friday, asking the court to review her case.