– A drug traffickers from Nigeria is expected to be hanged in Indonesia
– The country has vowed to double its number of death sentences to end trafficking
A Nigerian is going to be killed by hanging in Indonesia for engaging in drug-related crime. The president of Indonesia, Joko Widodo has vowed a massive crackdown on drugs in the country and this pledge is strengthened by his decision to double the number of drug traffickers that will be hanged.
PM News reports that according to reports from the country, another suspect from Zimbabwe will also be hanged alongside the Nigerian. Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo confirmed the news of the proposed hanging of the drug suspects. “We have foreigners, among them from Nigeria and Zimbabwe.”
Prasetyo noted that no convicts from the United States, Europe or Australia were on the list to be executed this year. In 2015, Indonesia executed 14 people, mostly foreign drug traffickers. Prasetyo previously said at least 16 prisoners would be executed this year and more than double that number next year.
Indonesia has moved to tackle the influx of drug traffickers into the state by ceremoniously hanging convicts of drug crimes although this has resulted in outcry from the rest of the world. In May, the Indonesian government made plans to put two Nigerians to death for drug trafficking. The two Nigerians were among ten foreigners the country has concluded plans to execute after they were found guilty of drug trafficking.