Indonesia on convicted Filipino drug trafficker’s case: Respect our constitution, law

Indonesian President Joko Widodo calls to respect his country’s law and constitution amid appeals on convicted Filipino drug trafficker Mary Jane Veloso case. “We will practice our Constitution,” the Indonesian chief executive said in an interview with ABS-CBN.

“The law does allow for execution and I think other countries should respect the Indonesian law,” he added.

The Philippine government filed a judicial review on Veloso’s case, however, it was rejected. Second appeal for judicial review is underway.

“If they want to undergo a judicial review, they can go ahead. We respect the legal process. Indonesia has the rule of law,” the Indonesian leader said.

Vice President Jejomar Binay is hoping to get a chance to personally appeal the case with the Indonesian President when he travels to Bandung, Indonesia this week. Binay said Mary Jane Veloso was a victim.

He said somebody Mary Jane trusts “took advantage of her trust when she asked Veloso to hand carry a luggage containing illegal drugs.”