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Pacquiao visits Filipino death convict in Indonesia, seeks clemency

  • Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, center, and his wife Jinkee, right, sit with their compatriot who is currently on death row for drug offenses Mary Jane Veloso during their visit at Wirogunan Prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo)

    Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, center, and his wife Jinkee, right, sit with their compatriot who is currently on death row for drug offenses Mary Jane Veloso during their visit at Wirogunan Prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

  • Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, center, and his wife Jinkee, right, walk upon arrival to visit their compatriot who is currently on death row for drug offenses Mary Jane Veloso at Wirogunan Prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo)

    Filipino boxing icon Manny Pacquiao, center, and his wife Jinkee, right, walk upon arrival to visit their compatriot who is currently on death row for drug offenses Mary Jane Veloso at Wirogunan Prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, Friday, July 10, 2015. (AP Photo)  (The Associated Press)

A human rights lawyer says boxing icon Manny Pacquiao has visited a Filipino woman on death row in Indonesia and appealed for her clemency.

Edre Olalia of the Public Interest Law Center in Manila says Pacquiao and his wife Jinkee spent about an hour with Mary Jane Veloso early Friday at a Yogyakarta jail.

Veloso was sentenced to death for drug trafficking after heroin was found hidden in her luggage at the Yogyakarta airport in 2010.

She was granted a last minute stay of execution in April but nine other convicts, including eight foreigners, were executed.

Olalia says only clemency can save Veloso after two judicial reviews failed to overturn her conviction and death sentence.