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Widodo calls Cabinet meeting after report of Veloso recruiter’s arrest—report

/ 05:30 PM April 28, 2015

After learning that the alleged recruiter of Mary Jane Veloso has surrendered, Indonesian President Joko Widodo called a Cabinet meeting on Tuesday.

Radio DZBB said Widodo called the meeting to discuss the case of Veloso hours before her execution.

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The 72-hour Indonesian deadline will end at 6 p.m. (Philippine Time) but the exact time of execution has not been announced by the Attorney General’s Office of Indonesia.

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Media reports said Indonesian Cabinet Secretary Andi Widjajanto confirmed that the Indonesian government was already notified that the alleged recruiter of Veloso has been placed under Philippine police custody. AC

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TAGS: Benigno Aquino III, death row, Department of Foreign Affairs, DFA, Drug Smuggling, Execution, firing squad, Indonesia, island prison, Joko Widodo, Justice, Mary Jane Veloso, Nusa Kambanagan Island, Philippines
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