Indonesia delays execution of Mary Jane Veloso
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Indonesia delays execution of Mary Jane Veloso

CILICAP, Indonesia (AP) — Indonesia’s attorney general says the execution has been delayed of a woman Philippine convict, one of nine people who had been due to face a firing squad.

Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo did not comment on whether the executions of two Australians, four Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian man had been carried out as scheduled shortly after midnight.

Indonesia media reported that the eight had been executed, citing official though unidentified sources.

Brazil’s foreign ministry confirmed the execution of a Brazilian.

Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso had been arrested in 2010 at the airport in the central Indonesian city of Yogyakarta, where officials discovered about 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of heroin hidden in her luggage.

Prasetyo said her execution was put off because her alleged boss had been arrested in the Philippines, and the authorities there requested Indonesian aid in pursuing the case.