Indonesia Might Have Killed An Innocent Nigerian, Jefferson Eleweke - Lawyers (Pic)


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Jefferson’s lawyer, Afif Abdul
Qoyim, told AFP the execution
should not have gone ahead
as his client this week filed a
legal appeal. “When this
process is not respected, that means that this is no longer a
country that upholds the law,
nor human rights,” he said.
Lawyers said there was
evidence to suggest Jefferson
was not guilty of the crime for which he was condemned to
death – possessing 1.7kg of
heroin – including an
admission of guilt on his
deathbed by the man who
allegedly framed him. Amnesty International
described the execution as “a
deplorable act”.
“Any executions that are still
to take place must be halted
immediately. The injustice already done cannot be
reversed, but there is still
hope that it won’t be
compounded,” said Rafendi
Djamin, Amnesty’s director for
south-east Asia and the Pacific.

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