Southeast Asia | Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off firing squad executions
Indonesia's Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo speaks to reporters at the presidential palace in Jakarta, March 4, 2015, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. 
 REUTERS/Antara Foto/Ismar Patrizki
Indonesia's Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo speaks to reporters at the presidential palace in Jakarta, March 4, 2015, in this photo taken by Antara Foto. REUTERS/Antara Foto/Ismar Patrizki

Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off firing squad executions

July 27, 2016 6:41 AM (UTC+8)

 

(From AFP)

Indonesia will be “on the wrong side of history” if it proceeds with a fresh round of executions this week, rights groups warned Wednesday, as authorities confirmed 14 prisoners will face the firing squad.

Indonesia's Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo speaks to reporters at the presidential palace in Jakarta
Indonesia’s Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo speaks to reporters at the presidential palace in Jakarta, March 4, 2015, in this photo taken by Antara Foto.
REUTERS/Antara Foto/Ismar Patrizki

A group of drug convicts including foreigners have been given notice of their executions and could be put to death as early as Friday, though authorities remain tight-lipped about specific details.

Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo said Wednesday that 14 people — including prisoners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe — had been put in isolation and would be executed this week.

“They still have the right to see their family. We have also asked what their last requests are,” Prasetyo told reporters. Read More

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