Indonesia preparing to execute more foreign drug convicts | Inquirer News

Indonesia preparing to execute more foreign drug convicts

/ 08:38 PM April 07, 2016

JAKARTA, Indonesia — A top official says Indonesia is preparing to execute more foreigners convicted of drug offenses as it maintains a contentious policy of applying capital punishment for drug crimes.

Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo says Thursday that his office is looking for the right time to carry out the executions.

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He did not specify how many convicts would face firing squads in what would be the third set of executions under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration.

Fourteen people convicted of drug-related crimes, mostly foreigners, were executed last year.

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Local media reports quoted the chief of the Jakarta prosecutor’s office as saying 10 foreigners would be executed: four Nigerians, two Malaysians, two Americans, one Zimbabwean and one Senegalese.

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