Miracles are real! Convicted Overseas Filipino Worker Mary Jane Veloso was not among those executed in Indonesia said Indonesian Attorney General HM Prasetyo.

Mary Jane Veloso

Prasetyo said the delay was “because there was a last-minute plea from the Philippine President. There was someone who surrendered today. She claimed she was the one who recruited Mary Jane.”

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The Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) also confirmed the news before dawn on Wednesday that Veloso has received a temporary reprieve from the Indonesian government minutes before her scheduled execution.

“We are relieved that the execution of Mary Jane has not been carried out tonight. The Lord has answered our prayers,” Charles Jose, spokesman for the DFA told reporters at a stakeout at the department’s headquarters in Manila.

Meanwhile, the eight others were not spared and among those executed were Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, three Nigerians, a Brazilianm a Ghanaian and an Indonesian.


Supporters of Mary Jane Veloso holding a vigil at the Indonesian embassy in Makati rejoice after hearing the reprieve given the death row inmate on Wednesday.