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Indonesia executes 3 Nigerian drug traffickers, 10 more set to face firing squad


The Indonesian government on Friday said it had executed four drug traffickers, giving a reprieve of uncertain duration to 10 others it had said would also be put to death.

Three Nigerians and an Indonesian were on Thursday executed for drug trafficking offences.

Deputy Attorney-General Noor Rachmad said one Indonesian and three Nigerians were executed by firing squad not long after midnight local time.

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He said the government hasn’t decided when the other executions will take place.

Earlier this week, Indonesia’s attorney-general said 14 people, mostly foreigners, would be executed.

Relatives, rights groups and foreign governments had urged Indonesia to spare their lives.

It is the third set of executions under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo who was elected in 2014 and campaigned on promises to improve human rights in Indonesia.

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