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Indonesia to execute 14 drug convicts this week

By Agencies

Indonesia to execute 14 drug convicts this week
An Indonesian navy boat patrols the waters of Nusa Kambangan island, home to a high-security prison where Indonesia conducts executions, in Cilacap, Central Java province on July 27, 2016. (AFP)

JAKARTA - Indonesia is set to execute 14 drug convicts including 10 foreigners and four Indonesians this week, attorney general office disclosed on Wednesday.

"A total of 14 people (are to face the execution)," Attorney General HM Prasetyo said at the attorney general office.

Prasetyo stressed that all the convicts for the death penalty have been transferred to the Nusakambangan prison.

Indonesia has beefed up security at Nusakambangan prison located in Central Java province and the preparations for the execution have been completed, the attorney general said.

The foreign nationals were from Nigeria, India, Pakistan, South Africa, and Zimbabwe, according to the office.

UN human rights chief Zeid Ra'ad al Hussein said in a statement on Wednesday that Indonesia should immediately reinstate a moratorium on the death penalty and not to proceed with 14 executions that are reportedly imminent.

The UN was deeply concerned about a lack of transparency throughout the process and by compliance with fair trial guarantees, including the right to appeal, the statement said.

Indonesia executed 14 people convicted of drug crimes last year.

President Joko Widodo has declared war against drug crimes in the country which has been at an alarming level in recent years.

Around 50 people are killed every day by consuming drugs in Indonesia, according to Widodo.

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