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Indonesia: Four Nigerians executed by firing squad



A group of eight prisoners convicted for drug offences which include four Nigerians, have been reportedly been executed for drugs offences in Indonesia.

They are Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Okwudili Oyatanze, Raheem Agbaje Salami and Martin Anderson

According to the BBC, the executions took place in Besi prison on the island of Nusakambangan early on Wednesday morning local time, 6pm Tuesday, Nigeria time

Also among those executed were Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Earlier, the men’s families were allowed to see them for the last time.

Australia had appealed to Indonesia to delay the executions, citing alleged flaws in how their case was prosecuted.

A Filipino woman also due to be executed was reportedly spared at the last minute.

Seven other inmates also accused of being part of a drug ring known as the Bali nine are also awaiting execution, but no date has been fixed for their own executions.

Under Indonesian law, the death penalty is carried out by a 12-man firing squad, although only three guns are loaded with live ammunition.

Prisoners are given the choice of whether to stand or sit, and whether they want to wear a blindfold, hood or nothing. The shots — aimed at the heart — are fired from between five and 10 meters (16 to 33 feet), according to Amnesty International.

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