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Tuesday, 28 April 2015

Indonesia Executes 8 Prisoners including 4 Nigerians, Spares Filipino Woman at Last Minute


Eight drug-trafficking convicts from several countries were executed by an Indonesian firing squad shortly after midnight on Wednesday, media said, but a Filipino woman who was on death row with them was unexpectedly spared at the last minute.
There was no immediate official confirmation that the eight men had been executed.
Earlier, Jakarta rejected last-ditch pleas from around the world for clemency to be granted the drug traffickers from Nigeria, Australia, Brazil and Indonesia, ordering their mass execution to proceed within hours.
File photo of Australians Chan and Sukumaran stand in a holding cell in the Denpasar court in Bali
Andrew Chan (center) and Myuran Sukumaran (left) stand in a holding cell in the Denpasar court in Bali on Oct. 8, 2010.

A spokesman for the Attorney General’s Office said the execution of Mary Jane Veloso, a mother of two from the Philippines who was arrested in 2010 after she arrived in Indonesia with 2.6 kg of heroin hidden in her suitcase, had been delayed.

File picture of Indonesian officials escorting Australian Sukumaran to Denpasar court in Bali
Myuran Sukumaran


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Filipino Death Row Prisoner Mary Jane Seen In Yogyakarta, Indonesia

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A convoy of ambulances arrives at Wijayapura ferry port to cross to the prison island of Nusakambangan, in Cilacap on April 28.
Indonesia's President Joko Widodo holds a meeting following a ceremony at the Presidential Palace in Jakarta, Indonesia
Indonesia’s President Joko Widodo
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