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Relatives take quiet steps to save convicts

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Oslo   /   Sat, July 16 2016   /  10:13 am
Never give up: Philippine Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, a death-row inmate who has been found guilty for drug trafficking, attends a court hearing for her case review in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Central Java, last year.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)(JP/Bambang Muryanto)

Never give up: Philippine Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, a death-row inmate who has been found guilty for drug trafficking, attends a court hearing for her case review in Sleman, Yogyakarta, Central Java, last year.(JP/Bambang Muryanto)Celia Fiesta Veloso conquered her fear and embarked on a world tour in search of support to help save her daughter, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso, from the death sentence. Mary Jane, a Philippine national, is facing death by firing squad in Indonesia as punishment for drug smuggling.

The 56-year old Filipino woman refused to let poverty and a lack of education from holding her back from doing what she can to help her youngest daughter.

Celia has been traveling to national and international forums on human trafficking for the past year advocating for justice for her daughter. On June 21, Celia attended the three-day 6th World Congress against the death ...