Duterte nagbigay na ng ‘go-ahead’ signal para bitayin si Mary Jane Veloso -Jakarta Post
“I have explained to [Duterte] about Mary Jane’s situation and I told him that Mary Jane [has been found guilty] for carrying 2.6 kilograms of heroin. I also told him about the delay in the execution during the meeting,” pahayag pa ni Widodo.
Sa isang hiwalay na artikulo naman mula sa Rappler Indonesia mababasa na sinabi ng Pangulo kay Widodo na ituloy ang pagbitay kay Veloso kung ito ang kinakailangan.
“I have already spoken (to President Duterte) about Mary Jane’s case. I said that Mary Jane brought 2.6 kilograms of heroin. And I also told him about the postponement of the execution. At that time, President Duterte said ‘go ahead’ if (Mary Jane) were to be executed,” pahayag ni Pangulong Duterte base sa ulat ng Rappler.
Una nito nabanggit na ni Duterte ang tungkol sa kaso ni Veloso pagdating niya sa bansa noong September 10 matapos ang working visit na ginawa sa Indonesia.
Ayon sa Pangulo, napag-usapan nila ang isyu ni Widodo sa isang closed-door meeting.
Itinanggi rin muna noon ng Pangulo ang laman ng kanilang napag-usapan ni Widodo.
“This was one of the topics of our conversation. Everybody was excluded and there was a lot to cover regarding security arrangements including the Filipinos who are in jail facing charges in Indonesia.”
“There are matters that i cannot tell you now. I’m sorry I am not at liberty but maybe i can talk to the family first before anything else. It would be improper really for me taking about it before i get hold of the family and tell them the developments of the case,” pahayag pa ng Pangulo.
Habang isinusulat ang balitang ito ay patuloy ang beripikasyon ng Department of Foreign Affairs sa inilabas na ulat ng The Jakarta Post.
Hindi naman binanggit sa ulat kung kailan nakatakdang isalang sa firing squad ng Indonesia si Veloso.-DCR