Indonesia executes 3 Nigerians by firing squad

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Indonesia has executed three Nigerian drug convicts by firing squad, an official said.

The government has not confirmed which of the prisoners have been put to death – however, Noor Rachmad, deputy attorney general for general crimes said they were three Nigerians and an Indonesian.

They were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight Indonesian time.

Mr Rachmad did not say why 9 other drug convicts, who had been expected to face the firing squad, were not executed.

Indonesia has faced intense criticism internationally for resuming executions.

Fourteen, mostly foreign, drug convicts were executed last year to widespread condemnation.

This, the third round of executions under President Joko Widodo, took place at Nusakambangan prison island.

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