In­done­sia set to ex­e­cute Nige­rian, oth­ers for drug of­fences

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In­done­sia will ex­e­cute 14 drug of­fend­ers in­clud­ing a Nige­rian, the coun­try’s at­tor­ney gen­eral has said.

Though four are re­port­edly In­done­sian, 10 oth­ers are from South Africa, Nige­ria, Zim­babwe, Pak­istan and In­dia. At­tor­ney Gen­eral Muham­mad Prase­tyo said the executions are ex­pected to be­gin to­day and be com­pleted no later than Sun­day.

The an­nounce­ment spurred United Na­tions hu­man right of­fi­cials to urge the coun­try’s govern­ment to re­think the “un­just” use of cap­i­tal pun­ish­ment

“The in­creas­ing use of the death penalty in In­done­sia is ter­ri­bly wor­ry­ing and I urge the govern­ment to im­me­di­ately end this prac­tice which is un­just and in­com­pat­i­ble with hu­man rights,” said Zeid Ra’ad alHus­sein, the UN High Com­mis­sioner for Hu­man Rights, in a state­ment.

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