Indonesia set to execute Nigerian, others for drug offences
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.