Three Nigerians and an Indonesian man were shot in Nusakambangan, Indonesia. Even though International agencies called for clemency, the Indonesian government ignored and went ahead to execute them, in what the government considers a war on drugs.
On Wednesday, the Indonesian government said that 14 prisoners, including citizens of India, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe, would be executed this weekend. The fate of the 10 other prisoners is undecided.
An Official said the execution would go in stages, even though no time frame was given. People gathered at the Indonesian embassy in Abuja to protest, but that would not deter the already made decision, which the Indonesian government is making to fight drug trafficking in the country.
“We considered several factors and decided that for now four death-row inmates would be executed,” Noor Rachmad, an official at the attorney general’s office, told reporters shortly after Thursday’s executions.
The spokesperson for Drug Law enforcement agency Mitchell Ofoyeju, described the incident as unfortunate.
Rights activists called on the Indonesian government to call off the death penalty, but the Indonesian President; President Joko Widod reacted by saying Drug Trafficking poses a serious threat as terrorism to humanity.
The Indonesian Public accepted the executions, but the police had to step up to break a protest outside the prison by members of a migrant workers group, who displayed violent character and called for mercy for an Indonesian woman who was scheduled to be executed.
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