Netizens beg to spare Veloso’s life | Inquirer Technology

Netizens beg to spare Veloso’s life

/ 05:36 AM April 25, 2015

Indonesian netizens stormed Twittersphere on Friday, appealing to their government to spare the life of Mary Jane Veloso, the Filipino maid set to face the firing squad, a report said.

The massive social media campaign pushed the hashtag #MaryJane as No. 2 trending topic in Indonesia, hours after Veloso was transferred to the execution island of Nusakambangan.

“Is my President a murderer?” Dewi Candraningrum, the chief editor of feminist magazine Jurnal Perempuan (Women’s Journal), posted on Twitter. Candraningrum also uploaded a charcoal-on-paper drawing Mary Jane, also said in its report.


Indonesian celebrity chef Rahung Nasution, who initiated the tweet storm, also posted: “Jokowi is not battling drugs. He is executing poor women, like the migrant workers in Saudi Arabia!! #MaryJane.”


The report said Rahung was referring to the two Indonesian domestic workers executed in the Middle East country last week.

The National Commission on Violence Against Women also posted a series of tweets on why the government should not execute Veloso, the also said in the report bylined by Yenni Kwok.

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TOPICS: Indonesia, Mary Jane Veloso, Social Media
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