Report – Special correspondent in Cilacap, Indonesia
Indonesia has signalled it is determined to push ahead with the execution of eight foreign drug convicts, despite a growing wave of global condemnation led by United Nations chief Ban Ki-moon.
Authorities on Saturday gave formal notice to the eight — from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and an “innocent mother” from the Philippines — that they would be executed by firing squad imminently, along with an Indonesian prisoner.
However, a Frenchman also on death row for drug-related crimes was granted a temporary reprieve after Paris stepped up pressure on Jakarta. Read more »