“Attorney, please bring back my mother back home already, ok? ”
— 6-year old youngest son Darren, whispered coyly to Atty. Olalia
Mary Jane’s Indonesian private lawyers’ new ground for the second judicial review to be filed on Monday in Yogyakarta is that she is a victim of DRUG trafficking.
Upon proposal of her Philippine private lawyers finally relayed to their Indonesian counterparts in their meeting yesterday in a posh Jakarta law office, and based on advise of foreign legal experts the former are in constant consultations with, and on running research and study by the NUPL legal team, an additional ground which should be highlighted is that she is PRIMARILY a HUMAN trafficking victim in the first place and, therefore, must be protected.
In accordance with international and parallel local laws, she must not be penalized for any alleged crime which was integral and in connection with such human trafficking scheme, and must instead be repatriated back to the Philippines.
Bring her back home.
Edre U. Olalia
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