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Indonesia Set to Execute 6 Nigerians, 8 Others for Drug Trafficking

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Indonesian President, Joko Widodo. Photo by Sean Gallup/Getty Images

Indonesian President, Joko Widodo.

Families were granted last visits on Thursday as executions loomed for 14 people on death row for drug trafficking in Indonesia, a lawyer said.

The lawyer, Antonius Karwayu, who represented two of the convicts, said that the convicts could face a firing squad at the Nusa Kambangan prison complex off the coast of Java.

“The families have been notified that there would be executions and the convicts had been asked for their last wishes. Their families were given until 3PM today (about 9AM Nigerian time on Thursday) to visit them so it is likely that the executions would be carried out tonight,” Karwayu said.

The Attorney General’s office has not announced a date for the executions but spokesman, Muhammad Rum confirmed that 14 convicts would be executed soon.

The Community Legal Aid Institute, LBH Masyarakat which advocates for the convicts, said the convicts facing execution were four Indonesians, six Nigerians, two Zimbabweans, one Indian and one Pakistani.

See the names below:

14 on Death Row in Indonesia

Local and international human rights groups have urged Indonesian President Joko Widodo to halt the impending executions.

In 2015 Indonesia executed 14 death-row convicts in a move that drew criticism from the United Nations (UN) and the European Union (EU).

According to the Indonesian Justice Ministry, about 121 people are currently on death row in Indonesia, including 35 foreigners, mainly for drug-related crimes.

President Joko has taken a tough stance against drug trafficking since his election in 2014, saying the country is facing a drug emergency.

Photo Credit: Sean Gallup/Getty Images

24 Comments

  1. Fashionista

    July 28, 2016 at 2:01 pm

    Ahn Ahn execution for drug trafficking ??!! Wow! Firing squad for that matter. Can’t they just serve their jail term and then be deported.
    I’m not excusing their offense in any shape or form oh but this punishment is not commensurate with the crime.
    oh well, I guess you have to pay the price for the crime in the land you commit the crime. May their should rest in peace. Poor families.

  2. Ijebujesha

    July 28, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I have never even tasted alcohol or smoked anything at all in my entire life (and I wll NEVER insha-Allah) but this Indonesian President must be a witch! He is very evil and that’s why he likes sucking the blood of people. Very stubborn fool. Death penalty is only suitable for cases of well proven murder.

  3. Mama

    July 28, 2016 at 2:25 pm

    Ozias Sibanda? Which Nigerian ethnic group is that? Doesn’t sound Nigerian oh!

    • Bennie

      July 28, 2016 at 2:31 pm

      I thought i was the only one that noticed the name. But honestly, i dont know why this keeps happening. Indonesia has made it stand about drug trafficking very well known,why do peoplr keep falling into the temptation of engaging in drug trafficking in the country?????
      May God forgive all sins and grant them rest, amen.

  4. Beard gang

    July 28, 2016 at 2:30 pm

    Ki lo de? Death penalty is too drastic for drug-related offences unless murder was involved. it is not okay for UN and EU to criticize, they should also take drastic procedures in putting indonesia in check. dialogue does not solve shit anymore.

  5. Bennie

    July 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    *people*

  6. Papaadex

    July 28, 2016 at 2:32 pm

    Igbo boys !

    • Oh please

      July 28, 2016 at 2:43 pm

      Idiot!

    • nnenne

      July 28, 2016 at 4:13 pm

      Yes dear. You can say that again!
      That’s what happens when a system fails you.
      We need to dig deep and find out why?
      Why are bright, hard working , ambitious young men and women getting into messes like this?
      Is it a trickle down effect from poor governance, inadequate rehabilitation after the Nigerian civil war, marginalization. ..an area with high manpower with no industries.
      Why do some states have more federal government presence than others?
      As we condemn their act, we, as a people need to ask ourselves questions!
      SAD!

    • Didi

      July 28, 2016 at 5:00 pm

      Yes Igbos! Let nobody accuse us of blowing our trumphet and being arrogant when we claim our successful ones because it is so obvious people like you enable us.

      Idiot!

      Shameful is the fact that this Blog’s owner is an Igbo woman and she allows this crap.

  7. Connie

    July 28, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    The solution to this is that foreigners should return to their home country. Or go to a different country if their country of origin is unstable.
    It’s obvious Indonesia is not a welcoming nation. So why bother going there at the risk of being killed.

  8. olobian

    July 28, 2016 at 3:20 pm

    let Evry parent train their children to be à good exmple in d society , so dat tomrrow u wil not be in sadnees, hear dat ur child dat u surfer to become ur butterbread hav been kiled in criminal way , in Nigeria a student from best university was killed by cultist grp coude hé belong to another grp and d father reject d body , hé Saïd hé was no longer my son again in a Sadin tear

    • Shalewa

      July 28, 2016 at 6:00 pm

      Wetin dis Olobian dey rant? Head don crack and scatter ooo. Ish

    • FAXIE

      July 28, 2016 at 7:50 pm

      If you don’t know their story, I suggest you refrain from bringing parents to this. That being said, there is always a CHOICE. This is very sad for the criminals and their families. May their souls RIP. AMEN

  9. nnenne

    July 28, 2016 at 4:26 pm

    @Papaadex… Yes, Igbo boys again!
    SAD!
    Perhaps it’s time to revisit post Nigerian civil war rehabilitation. Property destruction pre, during and post civil war! Periodic destruction of properties in the north, poor governance, effects of the military rulers who came from one part of the country and nepotism. …
    You ever wondered why the same Igbos are scattered all over the world?
    I do ask a lot of questions. I read a lot. Hope you do too!

  10. Authentic Sunshine

    July 28, 2016 at 6:05 pm

    In this scarcity of husband ehn???

  11. Omoté

    July 28, 2016 at 8:50 pm

    Sad waste of lives! I hope lessons will be learnt and would be traffickers will avoid Indonesia and Malaysia in the near future. It’s wishful thinking to hope they will avoid the trade altogether.

  12. Bashir

    July 28, 2016 at 9:09 pm

    Y always Igbo?

  13. Err

    July 28, 2016 at 9:12 pm

    What is nnene saying?,always supporting nonsense! Some Nigerians are greedy and selfish,Igbos and drugs,Benin and prostitution,Yorubas and fraud.Its just unfortunate we train children with lawless upbringings,thats why alot grow up with the mindset that they can get out of criminal activities.Hausa Fulani own is massive corruption,may God deliver us.

  14. nnenne

    July 28, 2016 at 10:43 pm

    @Err… No dear, am not supporting evil.
    I merely reasoned that we should reflect as we condemn the acts of these men.
    We are all saints when we have not been tempted!
    I don’t smoke, drink and no one in my family does and none is into drugs. Perhaps some of these people could have been like us if they had a system that enabled them! Some other systems enabled us.
    Time for reflection. One life saved, is worth the effort! Good Night.

  15. No point

    July 28, 2016 at 11:26 pm

    Millions of young and decent igbos refuse the drug business,lawlessness is the main reason our children find themselves involved in criminal activities,when people think of the consequences of their actions,they will be more careful,The system has very little to do with it.love for money is the main reason.

  16. Tee

    July 29, 2016 at 1:00 am

    Nnenne Biko shut up for once or better still get a better job.

  17. Choices

    July 29, 2016 at 4:07 pm

    As far as I’m concerned, the death penalty should be totally eliminated. No one has the power to give nor take life. That comes from God. If someone creates an offense of the highest order, e.g homicide, lock them up for life, simple!

  18. MikeStan

    July 30, 2016 at 6:37 pm

    some people just keeping saying that death sentence is very bad for drug trafficking, but I pray if there will be something worst than death sentence, some people won’t understand how harmful and destructive, that thing is, I believe one thing in life, “whatever you sow, that’s what you will reap” may God grant this souls eternal repose, if they never committed that crime, but if they did may their soul rest where it suppose to be

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