JAKARTA: Indonesia is set to execute some convicts on death row for murder and drugs offences in 2013 after not carrying out an execution for several years, a senior official said today.
There are 17 convicts, among them foreigners, who ‘can be executed starting from this year as they have exhausted all legal avenues for appeal,’ Mahfud Mannan, the deputy attorney general for criminal cases, told AFP.
He did not reveal their identities or say when executions might take place.
But no one on death row in the prison on the resort island of Bali, where some foreigners are jailed, would be executed this year as they are all pursuing legal challenges, Mannan said.
This includes a British grandmother sentenced to death last month for cocaine smuggling, who is pursuing an appeal that could take years, and two Australians convicted of attempted drug smuggling.