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Friday, 29 July 2016 - 9:11
Indonesia Executes 4 Prisoners Convicted of Drug Crimes
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Indonesia carried out the execution early Friday of four people convicted for drug offenses, an official said, despite objections from the international community over capital punishment.

News agencies reported that the among the four executed are three foreigners- Nigerian nationals.

A total of 14 people were due to be executed this week, the government announced Thursday, 10 of which were non-Indonesians. The country's ongoing "war on drugs" also led to the executions of drug convicts last year, at least some of whom were foreigners.

It is not known exactly which convicts were executed, but the make-up of the group includes four Indonesians and 10 others from South Africa, Nigeria, Zimbabwe, Pakistan and India.

Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo said the executions are expected to be completed no later than Sunday.

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