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Officials dismiss reports saying President Duterte gave Indonesia green light to execute Mary Jane Veloso

Philippine government denies giving up on death row inmate

Students hold placards and a picture of Filipina drug convict facing execution in Indonesia, Mary Jane Veloso, during a protest near Malacanang Palace in Manila on Sept. 13, asking Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte to save Veloso. (Photo by AFP)

The Philippine government says it is not giving up on Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipino drug convict on Indonesia's death row.

Philippine officials denied media reports that said President Rodrigo Duterte had given his approval for Indonesia to go ahead with Veloso’s execution, during a meeting with Indonesian president Joko Widodo last week.

Widodo discussed the fate of 32-year-old Veloso with Duterte on Sept. 9 when they met at the presidential palace in Jakarta, according to Indonesia’s Antara news agency.

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