Indonesia says no announcement prior to execution of nine convicts

JAKARTA (REUTERS) - Nine drug convicts have no more legal avenues to delay their execution at an Indonesian maximum security prison, said Tony Spontana, spokesman for the Attorney General's Office, on Tuesday.

"We are nearing executions, but we will not make announcement prior to the executions. We will make announcement after the execution," Mr Spontana told reporters.

Families of the death row inmates have until 8pm (1300 GMT) to say their final goodbyes after Jakarta rejected international pleas for clemency and ordered their executions to proceed, possibly within hours.

He said Filipina prisoner Mary Jane Veloso had been given all her legal rights.

"Her clemency was rejected. There is no reason to delay executing these 9 inmates who are already in the isolation cells. Let's wait in coming days. The Attorney General will make announcement on the execution."

He added that Serge Atlaoui, a Frenchman on death row, is not included in the upcoming execution because his legal process is ongoing and may take 2 weeks.

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