8 Dead Convicts Have Been Executed, Mary Jane Cancel
Date 29 April 2015
As many as eight of the nine sentenced to death in drug cases have been executed simultaneously in Lapanagan Tembak Tunggal Panaluan, Nusakambangan, Cilacap, Central Java, on Wednesday, at 00:25 pm.
The eight death row inmates namely Andrew Chan (Australian citizen), Myuran Sukumaran (Australia), Raheem Agbaje Salami (Nigeria), Zainal Abidin (Indonesia), Rodrigo Gularte (Brazil), Silvester Obiekwe Nwaolise alias Mustafa (Nigeria), Martin Anderson aka Belo (Ghana), and Okwudili Oyatanze (Nigeria).
While the execution of death row inmates from the Philippines, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, who was ready in the isolation room Penitentiary (Lapas) Nusakambangan postponed.
The Center for Information Law (Kapuspenkum) Attorney General, Tony Tribagus Spontana said the delay execution of Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso as demand from President of the Philippines Benigno Aquino III.
“Execution of Mary Jane was postponed due to the request of the President of the Philippines,” Head of Information Law (Kapuspenkum) Attorney General Tony Tribagus Spontana said in Jakarta, Wednesday (29/4) morning.
According to Tony, the perpetrators of human trafficking in the country have been surrendered, while Mary Jane as their victims. “MJ is still needed his testimony,” he explained.
Previous Philippine President Benigno Aquino III has met President Joko Widodo (Jokowi) on the sidelines of the implementation of the Summit (Summit) ASEAN-26, in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, on Monday (27/4).
“Essentially he (President of the Philippines) expressed to be given forgiveness,” said President Jokowi told reporters upon arrival at Halim airport in Jakarta on Monday (27/4) afternoon.
At that time President Jokowi answer would consult with the Attorney General’s related the request of the President of the Philippines. “I will ask the Attorney General. I’ll call again, to President Aquino directly, or to the Foreign Minister to be submitted to President Aquino, President Jokowi said. (*/ANT/ES)