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Jakarta Post

Jokowi told to cancel execution plan

  • Margareth S. Aritonang and Agus Maryono

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta/Cilacap   /   Tue, July 26 2016   /  09:32 am

President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has been urged to cancel the planned executions of drug convicts and review his capital punishment policy as authorities prepare for executions on Nusakambangan prison island, Cilacap, Central Java.

Pakistani Zulfiqar Ali, one of the death row convicts, was transferred on Monday to a secluded prison on the island from a nearby hospital, where he had been treated for cirrhosis since May.

Zulfiqar, 52, was picked up from the hospital at around 11 a.m. to be put in an isolated cell ahead of the third round of executions expected to take place this week.

According to dossiers, Zulfiqar’s deteriorating health was the result of torture allegedly committed by security personnel during detention.

He was transferred to the secluded prison despite criticism over the treatment of drug convicts. “Zulfiqar has been treated unfairly si...