2 Nigerian drug traffickers are to be put to death in Indonesia on Sunday.
Unless there is a miracle or a last minute reprieve, 2 Nigerian drug traffickers would be put to death on Sunday, 18 January, 2015, would be put to death after their sentence was confirmed by the Attorney General of Indonesia.
According to Amnesty International, the Nigerians, 38-year-old Daniel Enemuo, alias Diarrssouba, and Namaona Denis, were convicted of the crimes in 2004 and 2001 respectively, and they are among 5 other condemned convicts who would be executed on the same day.
Enemuo was sentenced to death by the Tangerang District Court in September, 2004, for attempting to smuggle 1.150 grams of heroin into the country from Pakistan in January 2004, while the 49-years-old Denis, who was reportedly born in Nigeria but travelled to Indonesia with a Malawian passport, was sentenced by the Bandung High court in 2001 after being convicted of smuggling 940 grams of heroin at the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta.
According to his lawyers, Denis did not understand his trial proceedings as he was not provided with adequate interpretation.
Amnesty International reported that the 5 convicts are reportedly going to be executed on Nusakambangan Island while 1 of them is to be executed in Boloyali district, both in Central Java.
"Death sentences in Indonesia are carried out by firing squad. The prisoner has the choice of standing or sitting and whether to have their eyes covered, by a blindfold or hood.
Firing squads are made up of 12 people, three of whose rifles are loaded with live ammunition, while the other nine are loaded with blanks."
This will be the first execution under new, President Joko Widodo, who had pledged during his election campaign that there would be no clemency for drug offenders, despite pleas from the European Union, the Brazilian government and Amnesty International.