Pubdate: Fri, 08 Apr 2016
Source: Star, The (Malaysia)
Copyright: 2016 Star Publications (Malaysia) Bhd.


JAKARTA - Indonesia said it would resume executions of drug 
traffickers this year, after a brief hiatus since last year's 
controversial executions of mostly foreign convicts.

Attorney-General H.M. Prasetyo told reporters yesterday that "more 
than one" person would be executed for drug offences this year and 
that foreigners were also on the list.

"We will not stop. We will step up the war on drugs," Prasetyo said.

Indonesia executed 14 convicts, including nationals of Australia, 
Brazil, the Netherlands and Nigeria, by firing squad last year 
despite repeated pleas for mercy from foreign governments and 
international organisations and activists.

Amid international outrage, Indonesia postponed other scheduled executions.

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