Monday, 27 April 2015

A Nigerian and Seven Other Convicted Foreigners to be executed in Indonesia Tomorrow despite Global Appeal

Indonesia is to go ahead with the execution of eight foreigners convicted of drug smuggling despite appeals from the UN and world leaders.

The foreigners include a Nigerian and nationals of Brazil, Australia and Philipppines.

 Indonesia authorities have given the convicted traffickers 72 houurs notice that they will be executed by firing squad.

According to Metro UK, a French citizen, Serge Atlaoui, also on  death row for drug-related crimes gained a temporary reprieve after the French government stepped up pressure on Indonesia authorities.

The convicted drug smugglers have been moved to 'Besi Prison' on Nusakambangan Island where the executions could take place tomorrow.

UN secretary general, Bai Ki-Moon has urged Indonesia president Joko Widodo to 'urgently consider' declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in Indonesia.

Early this January, Indonesia executed six drug convicts, including five foreigners.

Source: Metro, UK

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