In­done­sia to re­sume ex­e­cu­tions

The Myanmar Times - - World -

MORE drug con­victs could im­mi­nently face the fir­ing squad in In­done­sia, af­ter au­thor­i­ties said yes­ter­day they were ready to carry out a new round of ex­e­cu­tions af­ter a hia­tus.

A Pak­istani death row con­vict was sent yes­ter­day to Nusakam­ban­gan pri­son is­land, where Jakarta con­ducts ex­e­cu­tions, and an In­done­sian woman sen­tenced to death for nar­cotics of­fences was trans­ferred to the is­land over the week­end.

The Pak­istani em­bassy in Jakarta was no­ti­fied by the In­done­sian for­eign min­istry on July 22 that Zul­fiqar Ali would be ex­e­cuted in the near fu­ture, Pak­istani deputy am­bas­sador Syed Zahid Raza said.

“The em­bassy of Pak­istan has ap­proached all the con­cerned high of­fi­cials to con­vince them that it was not a fair trial for Mr Zul­fiqar,” he said in a state­ment.

Rights groups have claimed Mr Zul­fiqari, sen­tenced to death in 2005 for heroin pos­ses­sion, was beaten into con­fess­ing.

Molyanto, prisons chief in Cen­tral Java prov­ince, which in­cludes Nusakam­ban­gan, told AFP that “all the prepa­ra­tions ... have been made”.

“Any time the at­tor­ney-gen­eral’s of­fice gives the order, we’re ready,” he said. –

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