Drug smugglers to be executed together 'for sake of efficiency'

2015-04-07 17:58
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Jakarta - Indonesia's attorney general said on Tuesday that 10 death-row convicts including two Australian drug smugglers would be executed together for the sake of "efficiency", a report said.  

A Jakarta court on Monday rejected a last-ditch appeal filed by Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran challenging the president's refusal to grant them clemency. 

But two other convicts from different cases - Nigerian Silvester Anderson and Serge Atlaoui of France - still have their appeals pending, so the others could be not be executed yet, Muhammad Prasetyo said. 

"I think doing it at the same time is better in terms of efficiency, effectiveness and security," Prasetyo was quoted as saying by Viva.co.id news website. 

He said legal challenges after the convicts' failed requests for presidential clemency were unusual, but the government was willing to wait. 

"It should have been over, but when there are challenges...we respect them," he reportedly said. 

The other convicts on death row are two other Nigerians and one each from the Philippines, Ghana, Brazil and Indonesia. 

Read more on:    indonesia  |  australia  |  drug smuggling  |  narcotics  |  executions

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