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Jakarta Post

Nusakambangan Island ready for executions

  • News Desk

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Wed, July 13, 2016   /  09:14 am
Nusakambangan Island ready for executions A Central Java Police boat patrols waters around Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap, Central Java, in May. A third round of executions of drug convicts is expected to occur soon. ( Maryono)

The Law and Human Rights Ministry is waiting for an Attorney General’s Office (AGO) decision to determine the execution date of 15 death row convicts.

The AGO has said the executions will take place on Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap regency, Central Java.

“Basically, Nusakambangan […] is ready to hold the executions. But, for further information about the executions, people should ask the Attorney General’s Office,” Law and Human Rights Ministry Yasonna Laoly said on Tuesday.

Previously, Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo said the exact date of the executions would be decided after Idul Fitri, which ended a week ago.

The Central Java Police have said the executions could be conducted at any time as the prison has prepared 150 staff for the task, including personnel from the police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) and religious clerics to accompany the convicts.

The police said that of the 15 inmates, 10 were foreigners and five were Indonesian citizens. (wnd/dmr)

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