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Jakarta Post

Trail of legal violations up to execution of four inmates

  • Margareth S. Aritonang

    The Jakarta Post

Jakarta   /   Mon, August 1 2016   /  09:31 am

The third batch of executions during President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration early on Friday saw four of the scheduled 14 inmates executed before firing squads and this latest round of killings has sparked criticism of the government over its negligence in conforming to the law in conducting the controversial form of punishment.

The Attorney General’s Office (AGO) executed four death-row convicts, all of whom were drug traffickers — Indonesian Freddy Budiman and Nigerians Seck Osmane, Michael Titus and Humphrey Jefferson — leaving the remaining 10 alive pending their ongoing legal processes.

The execution of the four, however, is considered by some to have been against the law as many procedures were omitted by the government.

Rina, a spiritual mentor from the Gita Eklesia foundation who accompanied Osmane before his execution, said there was n...