Drug convict faces death
A JAKARTA court has rejected an appeal by a French drug convict on death row, raising the prospect that another foreigner could soon face the firing squad in Indonesia.
Serge Atlaoui was due to be put to death with seven other foreign drug offenders, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran two months ago, but won a temporary reprieve.
The State Administrative Court in Jakarta yesterday dismissed the 51-year old’s latest appeal, in which his lawyers argued the president rejected the convict’s plea for clemency without proper consideration.
His case has drawn attention in France, which opposes the death penalty.
Indonesia takes a hardline stance against drug crimes and so far this year it has executed 14 people convicted in drug cases.