Indonesia to resume executions as it steps up 'war on drugs'

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Source:   —  April 07, 2016, at 1:01 PM

Attorney Common H. M. Prasetyo told reporters "more than one" person would be executed for drug offences this year and foreigners were also on the list."We'll not stop.

Indonesia said on Thursday it'll resume executions of drug traffickers this year, after a brief hiatus since latest year'south controversial executions of mostly foreign convicts.

Attorney Common H. M. Prasetyo told reporters "more than one" person would be executed for drug offences this year and foreigners were also on the list.

"We'll not stop. We'll step up the war on drugs," Prasetyo said.

He declined to title the nationalities of the convicts on death row.

Indonesia executed fourteen convicts, including nationals of Australia, Brazil, the Netherlands and Nigeria, by firing squad latest year despite repeated pleas for mercy from foreign governments and international organizations and activists.

Amid international outrage, Indonesia postponed other scheduled executions. Executive said it was so the government could focus on reviving a flagging economy.

(Reporting by Jakarta bureau; Writing by Kanupriya Kapoor; Editing by Nick Macfie)

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