Drug Trafficking 3 Nigerians executed in Indonesia

14 people were originally on the execution list for the same crime but 10 were temporarily spared for unknown reasons.

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Three Nigerians and one Indonesian have been executed for drug trafficking offences.

Reports said 14 people were originally on the execution list for the same crime but 10 were temporarily spared for unknown reasons

The four, according to the Indonesia Deputy Attorney-General, Noor Rachmad, were killed late Thursday, July 28, by firing squad on the penal island of Nusa Kambangan.

Among those on death row include six Nigerians, four Indonesians, two Zimbabweans, one Indian and one Pakistani.

Rachmad said it has not been decided when the others will be executed.

The Indonesian President, Joko Widodo, who was elected in 2014, had during his campaign promised to uphold human rights in the country.

However, there have been three sets of executions since Widodo took office.

Executions resumed in Indonesia in 2013, four years after unofficial moratorium on death penalty.

Amnesty International reports that over 100 people are on death row in Indonesia.

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