#SaveMaryJane #SaveMaryJaneVeloso : A Plea for Reprieve or Stay of Execution pending Appeal
Precedents, and the law and procedure in Indonesia allows a reprieve or a stay of execution thru an order of temporary reprieve issued directly by the Indonesian president.
Philippine President Aquino in his departure statement for the ASEAN Summit aired a few minutes ago said that he would speak with the Indonesian President about the situation of Mary Jane Veloso. Both heads of state are attending the ASEAN Summit, scheduled to start today.
President Joko Widodo, based on his interviews, seems to be sensitive to what he calls “foreign interference” over Indonesia’s “sovereign right to exercise our laws”. What we are asking for however is within the framework of Indonesian law and procedure, that is, a temporary reprieve or stay of execution pending appeal. i…
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