Indonesia Unlikely to Execute Drug Convicts for Weeks or Months: VP Kalla

Indonesia's vice president says Indonesia is not likely to execute a group of death row convicts, mostly foreigners, for weeks or even months, until the courts decide on their last-minute legal appeals. Vice President Jusuf Kalla told Reuters on Wednesday that Indonesia is more cautious in handling the appeals following diplomatic efforts to save the prisoners' lives, Kalla said. "That is why we are very careful in...following the process of the law." Foreigners facing imminent execution include citizens of Ghana, Nigeria and the Philippines. Indonesia has harsh penalties for drug trafficking and resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap. Five foreigners were among six people executed last month



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