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Daniel Enemuo, Nigerian executed in Indonesia for Drug Offence

Nigerian executed in Indonesia

A Nigerian was among six people shot to death by Indonesian authorities over the weekend. Those killed were convicted for drug trafficking. The Nige­rian was Daniel Enemuo, 38.
Four men from Brazil, Malawi, Nigeria and the Netherlands, including an Indonesian woman, were killed by firing squad, si­multaneously in pairs just after midnight Saturday, several kilometers (miles) from a high-security prison on Nusakambangan island.
The other, a woman from Vietnam, was ex­ecuted in Boyolali, accord­ing to Attorney General Office’s spokesman Tony Spontana. Both areas are in Central Java province.
The bodies of the six killed drug traffickers were brought from the island by ambu­lances early Sunday either for burial or cremation, as re­quested by relatives and repre­sentatives of their embassies.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo in December rejected their clemency requests. He also refused a last-minute ap­peal by Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff and the Dutch government to spare their countrymen — Brazilian Mar­co Archer Cardoso Moreira, 53, and Ang Kiem Soe, 52, who was born in Papua but whose nationality was Dutch.
Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said in a state­ment late Saturday that he had temporarily recalled the country’s ambassador to Indonesia and summoned Indonesia’s representative in The Hague to protest Ang’s execution. He said it was carried out despite King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte per­sonally contacting Widodo.
The execution “creates a stain, a shadow in the bilat­eral relationship,” said Marco Aurelio Garcia, the Brazilian president’s foreign affairs special adviser. “There was no sensitivity on the part of the Indonesian government.”
Amnesty International said the first executions un­der Indonesia’s new presi­dent, who took office in No­vember, were “a retrograde step” for human rights.
Indonesian Attorney General Muhammad Pra­setyo has said there is no excuse for drug dealers and that “hopefully, this will have a deterrent effect.”

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