Execution of convicted Filipino drug-smuggler in Indonesia put on hold

By on February 3, 2015

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MANILA — Indonesia has suspended the death sentence on a Filipino woman who was convicted of drug-smuggling, the Department of Foreign Affairs said on Tuesday.

DFA spokesman Charles Jose said the sentence was deferred following the Philippine government’s appeal for review on the case.

“We are seeking a commutation of her sentence to life imprisonment. We are presenting new arguments,” Jose said in a statement.

Jose declined to identify the Filipino convict, but said she traveled to Indonesia as a tourist when she was arrested in April 2010 by authorities for carrying 2.6 kilograms of heroin.