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When was the last time someone was executed in Indonesia?

When was the last time someone was executed in Indonesia?

After a halt on executions between 2009 and 2012, Indonesia has carried out three rounds of executions, the last of which took place in July 2016. Four of 14 death row prisoners were executed, and legal experts in the country are still unsure why the other 10 had their deaths postponed.

How is the death penalty carried out in Indonesia?

Death sentences in Indonesia are carried out by firing squad. The prisoner is given the choice of standing or sitting and whether to have their eyes covered, by a blindfold or hood. Wearing a white shirt, the convict is walked to the execution site by a priest or cleric and given three minutes to calm down.

Why was Amado Amado transferred to Execution Island?

Amado has said in previous interviews that he wasinvolved in the storing of shabu, a local name for a drug similar to crystal meth, but that since his arrest in 2009, he has seen that the Indonesian justice system is marked by abuse and corruption. In 2011, US government representatives said they would not intervene in the case.

Are there any US citizens on death row in Indonesia?

Indonesian press is reporting six other foreign nationals on death row may have moved along with him, including Chen Weibiao, Xiao Jin Zeng and Lo Tin Yau, from China; Malaysian citizen E Wee Hock; Frank Nwaomeka from Nigeria; and Lai Siu Cheung Anika, from Hong Kong. No US citizen has ever been executed by the Indonesian government.

On 17 May 2013, three more prisoners were executed at Nusa Kambangan Prison on an island off the coast of Java. All three were sentenced to die for murder.

Who are the Bali Nine who were executed?

The others who were executed were Raheem Agbaje Salami (also known as Jamiu Owolabi Abashin), Silvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Martin Anderson, Zainal Abidin and Okwuduli Oyatanze. A 10th death row prisoner, Serge Atlaioui, from France, was due to be executed this week, but his sentence has been delayed pending a legal challenge.

Why was the death penalty introduced in Indonesia?

The case was brought by prisoners sentenced to death for drug crimes, including some of the Bali Nine, a group of Australian citizens sentenced to prison and the death penalty for drug trafficking in Bali in 2005. The following is a list of the criminal offences that carry the death penalty in Indonesia:

Who are people on death row in Indonesia?

The people on death row include foreign nationals, all but one of whom were convicted of drug-related offences.