Thursday, 14 July 2016
Indonesia plans to execute death-row convicts, including a Nigerian
A Philippine maid, Mary Jane Veloso, got a last-minute reprieve last year in response to a request from Manila after an employment recruiter, whom Ms. Veloso had accused of planting drugs in her luggage, gave herself up to police in the Philippines.
The death row convicts will be executed "immediately after" the Islamic holy month of Ramadan, Mr Mohammad Rum, a spokesman for the attorney-general's office, told AFP, last month but he did not give a precise date.
Mr Rum did not say who would face the firing squad, but Indonesia has been waging a campaign against narcotics and in 2015 executed 14 drug convicts, mostly foreigners, sparking international outrage.