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Indonesia might execute 14 drug convicts this week

Indonesia might execute 14 drug convicts this weekIndonesia will execute 14 drug convicts including at least four foreigners this weekend, the attorney general said on Wednesday.

All 14 prisoners on death row have been moved to isolation holding cells on Nusa Kambangan. Ten of the 14 expected to be executed are foreign nationals, including inmates from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and South Africa, and four Indonesians.

Prisoners can make a last-ditch attempt to escape the death penalty by appealing directly to Indonesian President Joko Widodo for clemency.

A group of lawyers from the Community Legal Aid Institute (LBH) have compiled an unofficial list of those set to be executed. Lawyers say there is evidence to suggest that some of convicted are not guilty of the crime for which they were condemned to death.

News that the next round of executions is just days away has sparked outrage from rights groups, which argue that many of the cases of prisoners on death row in Indonesia are marked by questionable and inhumane practices, including beatings, torture and forced confessions.

According to Amnesty International, at least 165 people are on death row in Indonesia, and more than 40% of those for drug-related crimes. Executions for drug-related crimes are in violation of international law.

Previously 6 prisoners were killed in January and 8, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran, in April.
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