Indonesia executes six drug convicts
January 18 , 2015
Indonesia has executed six people, including five foreigners, convicted of drug trafficking.
The executions were carried out by firing squad on Saturday.
Rejecting appeals to spare the convicts, the Indonesian government said the action was essential to tackle the rising drug menace.
Those executed were four men from Brazil, Nigeria, Malawi and the Netherlands and two women from Indonesia and Vietnam.
Indonesia’s president rejected an eleventh hour appeal by Brazil’s president Dilma Rousseff to spare the life of the Brazilian national Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira.