The Straits Times
Published on Feb 02, 2013

Indonesia to carry out executions this year after hiatus


JAKARTA (AFP) - Indonesia is set to execute some convicts on death row for murder and drugs offences this year after not carrying out an execution for several years, a senior official said on Saturday.

There are 17 convicts, among them foreigners, who "can be executed starting from this year as they have exhausted all legal avenues for appeal," said deputy attorney general for criminal cases Mahfud Mannan.

He did not reveal their identities or say when executions might take place.

"Not all will be executed this year but what's certain is there will be executions this year," he added.