Manny Pacquiao Appeal to Spare Mary Jane Veloso from Execution

Manny Pacquiao appeal to Indonesian President Joko Widodo  to spare Mary Jane Veloso from execution.

Filipino boxing champion Manny Pacquiao begs to Indonesian leader Joko Widodo to spare Mary Jane Veloso, the overseas Filipino worker who was convicted of drug trafficking in 2010, from execution.

In a statement aired on GMA News, Pacquiao said on his appeal:

His Excellency, President Joko Widodo, I am Manny Pacquiao. On behalf of my countryman, Mary Jane Veloso, and the entire Filipino people, I am begging and knocking on your kind heart that Your Excellency will grant executive clemency to her by sparing her life and saving her life from execution.

Mr President, on May 2nd, I’ll be fighting in Las Vegas, Nevada, against Floyd Mayweather. It is considered the fight of the century. It will be a great morale booster if, in my own little way, I can save a life. I am dedicating this fight to my country and the entire Asian people, to which the Philippines and Indonesia belong. Thank you, Mr President.

Indonesia is set to execute Mary Jane Veloso by firing squad early Tuesday morning, April 28, 2015.

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