See List Of 5 Nigerians That Will Be Executed In Indonesia By Firing Squad On July 29

Indonesia is all set to carry out its next
round of executions on Friday, 29
July, which will include several foreign
nationals. A Pakistani embassy official
has reportedly said that one of those is
a Pakistani national. The country, which faced international
criticism after executing 14 prisoners
in January and April 2015 – most of
whom were found guilty of drug
peddling, has 16 more prisoners on its
list for this year. The Friday execution will be carried out by firing squad and
will include a citizen of Nigeria and one
of Zimbabwe, in addition to the
Pakistani prisoner.
Syed Zahid Raza, charge d'affaires at
the Pakistani embassy in capital Jakarta, told Reuters on Tuesday, 26
July, that the Indonesian attorney
general's office invited him to meet
with their officials. He was then
informed about the imminent
execution of Zulfikar Ali, convicted of smuggling drugs, when the fresh
round of executions take place on
Friday.
The diplomat, however, said that Ali
will make one last attempt to escape
capital punishment by appealing for clemency directly to Indonesian
President Joko Widodo.
Pakistan has reportedly requested
Indonesia to stay Ali's execution,
arguing that his 2005 trial was unfair.
But Indonesia is determined to crack down on drug traffickers saying the
country is facing a "drugs emergency"
and thus, they will show no mercy to
the offenders.
Meanwhile, Noor Rochmad, Junior
Attorney General for public crime affairs in Indonesia, was quoted by
Antara News as saying on Monday (25
July) that the office would announce
the date and number of inmates to be
executed once those details are
finalised. The executions are due to take place
at a maximum security prison on
Nusakambangan Island in Central
Java, Reuters reported, adding that
those likely to face the death penalty
this week include citizens of France, Britain and the Philippines.
Indonesia's online news website
Tempo reported on Tuesday that 14
death row prisoners convicted in drug
trafficking cases have already been
moved to an isolation cell in Batu Penitentiary in the Nusakambangan
Island. They were moved in the
isolation cell around 10pm local time
on Monday (25 July). "There are 14
people. Two from Pasir Putih
Penitentiary, two from Kembang Kuning Penitentiary, one from Besi
Penitentiary, and nine from Batu
Penitentiary," one source in Batu
Penitentiary told the news portal.

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