Aquino: Widodo sympathetic, consulting with the Indonesian Attorney General over Veloso’s case

Indonesian President Joko Widodo and President Aquino had a chance to meet early this morning at the sidelines of ASEAN Summit in Malaysia. Aquino appealed the case of Mary Jane Veloso who is in Indonesia’s death row.

“President Aquino talked with Indonesian President Widodo earlier this morning and appealed for humanitarian consideration for Mary Jane Veloso, who was apparently duped into being an unwitting carrier of illegal drugs,” Presidential Communications Secretary Herminio Coloma Jr. said.

“The President said President Widodo was sympathetic and was consulting with the Indonesian Attorney General on the legal issues. President Widodo promised to resume the conversation with President Aquino later today,” Coloma added.