Photo: Nigerian Man Among 5 People To Be Executed For Drugs In Indonesia

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Indonesia’s Attorney General’s Office (AGO) announced the
planned execution, after failing to do so by the end of last year. According to
Jakarta Post, Attorney General HM Prasetyo confirmed on Thursday that five
people, four men and a woman would face firing squad this Sunday.
“We have prepared
everything; the firing squad, clergymen and doctors. The executions will be
done simultaneously, not one by one,” he said.
Prasetyo added that those scheduled for execution had been
notified on Jan. 14.

“They were told at least three days beforehand so they could
mentally prepare and give their final requests,” he said, adding that families
and respective embassies had also been informed.
All six convicts requested clemency, but those requests were
rejected by President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo on Dec. 30 last year.
The President has vowed to show no mercy for drug convicts,
as Indonesia has become a major market for global drug trafficking.
Prasetyo said the executions would demonstrate the
government’s determination to crack down on drugs, adding that as many as 40 to
50 people died each day from drug use.
“The executions of the convicts will send a message to all
drug rings that Indonesia is serious about fighting them. I hope that people
understand we are trying to save Indonesia from the dangers of drugs,” Prasetyo
said.

The five foreigners due to be executed are from Nigeria,
Malawi, Vietnam, the Netherlands and Brazil.

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