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Jakarta Post

AGO OK's execution of five death row inmates

  • Indra Harsaputra

    The Jakarta Post

Surabaya   /   Mon, July 26 2010   /  10:09 am

The Attorney General's Office has issued execution orders for five prisoners, but no date has been set for the firing squads, pending final appeals, an official says. Raheem Agbaje Salami, who was sentenced to death for drug smuggling, is currently incarcerated at the Madiun detention center, East Java. He was caught transporting 5 kilograms of heroin into Indonesia in early 1999. He was initially sentenced to life imprisonment by the Surabaya District Court in April 1999, but the Supreme Court imposed the death penalty in November 1999. "Raheem later submitted an appeal for a review after the Supreme Court handed down a harsher sentence than the Surabaya District Court. He is still waiting for a decision on the appeal he submitted on Dec. 13, 2003," East Java Prosecutor's Office representative told The Jakarta Post on Friday. The East Java High Court had issued an ev...