The Federal Government has appealed to the Republic of Indonesia to temper justice with mercy by commuting the sentence of remaining three Nigerians on death row to life imprisonment.
Indonesia executed four convicted drug traffickers, including three Nigerians, late Thursday night as it intensifies its campaign on “war against drugs.”
The appeal was made on Friday when the Ministry of Foriegn Affairs summoned the charge d’ Affairs of the Embassy of Republic of Indonesia.
In a statement made available to press, it said, “though three of them have since been executed, we are still pleading on behalf of the remaining three.”
As many as 14 people were originally set to face the firing squad together late Thursday, but officials decided a “comprehensive review” to “avoid any mistake” in the 10 cases, Attorney General H. Muhammad Prasetyo said.
“The date for the next round of executions has not been set,” Prasetyo told reporters in Jakarta.
“To fear the world US has led for the better part of a century, abandon the ideals we have advanced around the globe and refuse the obligations of international leadership… for the sake of some half-baked, spurious nationalism cooked up by people who would rather find scapegoats than solving problems is unpatriotic. “
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