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Stays of executions last minute decision: Prasetyo

  • Marguerite Afra Sapiie
    Marguerite Afra Sapiie

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Fri, July 29, 2016   /  02:59 pm
Stays of executions last minute decision: Prasetyo Attorney General M. Prasetyo speaks to journalists. (Kompas.com/Abba Gabrillin)

Attorney General M. Prasetyo has said the stay of execution for 10 drug convicts  on Nusakambangan prison island in Cilacap, Central Java, was a last minute decision after considering various judicial and non-judicial aspects.

The decision involved the Attorney General's Office (AGO) and relevant institutions, Prasetyo said, without providing further details on the matter.

"It was decided to carry on with executions of four drugs convicts, while executions for the other 10 will be decided later and carried out at an appropriate time," Prasetyo said.

Meanwhile, the remaining 10 death-row convicts will be transferred back to their former prisons until a final decision is made, Prasetyo said.

He rejected claims that the country had halted the executions as a result of international pressure, adding that even though officials had heard many opinions, all parties should respect Indonesian law.

Indonesian Freddy Budiman, Seck Osmane from Senegal, Nigerians Michael Titus and Humphrey Jefferson were executed in the early hours of Friday. (bbn)

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