Abella: Duterte told Widodo to follow Indonesian law in deciding on Veloso's fate

Presidential Spokesperson Ernesto Abella says, President Rodrigo Duterte had told Indonesian President Joko Widodo to follow the laws in Indonesia.

This comes, after Widodo explained to Duterte during their meeting last week that the case of convicted Filipino drug mule Mary Jane Veloso carries the penalty of death.

Abella made the statement after a local newspaper in Jakarta alleged that Duterte had given the Indonesian government the 'go-signal' to enforce the execution of Veloso.

Foreign Affairs Assistant Secretary Charles Jose said, the President did not issue any go signal.

Quoting Foreign Affairs Secretary Perfecto Yasay, Jose said, what Duterte told Widodo was that he respects the laws of Indonesia.

Upon Duterte's arrival last week, he had kept his silence on the status of Veloso.

The President had said, he first wanted to talk with Veloso's family before disclosing any detail on the result of his conversation with Widodo.



Topics: Duterte , Widodo , Mary Jane Veloso , Drugs , Courts , Crimes
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