President Rodrigo Duterte's statement on convicted Filipina drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso sparked headlines after giving the go-signal on Veloso's execution in Indonesia but apparently, this isn't exactly the case.
Widodo's statement came out as "And I said Mary Jane was bringing 2.6 kilos of heroin and (I told him) the story about (what) the previous postponement of her execution. President Duterte at the moment conveyed, "Go ahead, but I do not want an execution.."
The Department of Foreign Affairs also clarified Widodo's remarks and said that President Duterte did not give a go signal for Veloso's execution. Duterte only said that the Indonesian government should "follow their rules" regarding Veloso's case. The family of Veloso is still hoping that she is spared from execution.
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