By Prashanth Parameswaran - The Diplomat
The third round of drug convict executions during Jokowi’s presidency is in the works.
Ten foreign drug convicts on death row will face firing squads this month as part of a third round of controversial executions under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo, local authorities have said.
According to The Jakarta Post, Central Java Police spokesman Sr. Comr. A. Liliek Darmanto said that ten foreign citizens, along with five Indonesians, would face the firing squad at the Nusakambangan prison island off the southern coast of Central Java. The ten include four Chinese, one Pakistani, two Nigerians, two Senegalese, and one Zimbabwean.
The executions would the first since eight drug convicts – five of them foreign – were executed in April 2015, a move which roiled relations between Jakarta and other countries and led Australia to temporarily withdraw its ambassador. An earlier round of executions occurred in January last year.
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