Jan 18, 2015 – Pictures: Nigerian Drug Dealer Daniel Enemuo Executed In Indonesia By Firing Squad
All the prisoners, who had been sentenced to death between 2000 and 2011, were executed shortly after midnight, the attorney general’s office said.
A 53-year-old Brazilian, who was caught with drugs stashed in the frame of his paraglider at Jakarta airport, and 62-year-old Dutchman were executed on Nusakambangan Island, home to a high-security prison, off the main island of Java.
A Nigerian, Daniel Enemuo; Namaona Denis, from Malawi; and an Indonesian woman, Rani Andriani, were executed at the same location.
The sixth convict, Vietnamese woman Tran Thi Bich Hanh, was executed in the Boyolali district in central Java.
They were all caught attempting to smuggle narcotics apart from the Dutchman, who was sentenced to death for operating a huge factory producing the drug ecstasy.
All had their appeals to the president for clemency rejected last month.
Jakarta had an unofficial moratorium on executions for several years from 2008 but resumed capital punishment again in 2013. There were no executions last year.
Following Sunday’s executions, the number of people on death row for drugs-related offences stood at 60, around half of whom are foreigners, said a spokesman for the national narcotics agency.
The six were the first people executed under new President Joko Widodo.
Widodo on Sunday defended the death penalty in a Facebook post.
“The war against the drug mafia should not be half-hearted measures, because drugs have really ruined the good life of the drug users and their families,”“There is no happiness in life to be gained from drug abuse. The country must be present and fight with drug syndicates head-on,”“A healthy Indonesia is Indonesia without drugs.”