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INDONESIA MOVING TO REDUCE DEATH ROW POPULATION BY INCREASING RATE OF EXECUTIONS

June 25, 2012: In Indonesia, the Bali Post quoted the National Chief Prosecutors office as confirming that prosecutors in Banten (West Java) and Jakarta are making preparations for a sudden surge of executions of prisoners now under sentence of death in Indonesia.
A Junior Chief Prosecutor, Hamzah Tadja, confirmed steps are in play that will soon bring 20 people on death row in the two locales before a firing squad.
The numbers slated for death are 3 in Banten and 17 in Jakarta. While confirming the preparations are ongoing, Hamzah refused to give a time or a place for the coming executions.
“I am not allowed to tell you (the time of the planned executions). Later, when it’s time, you’ll know,” Hamzah explained on June 25.
He added that he was unable to provide complete data on the total number of people now sitting on death row across Indonesia, because local prosecutors have yet to file formal reports on the actual number of those under a sentence of death who have exhausted all possible avenues of appeal.
Indonesia has recently formalized the appeal process for those under sentence of death in order to shorten the time between sentencing and actual execution. In the past, the appeal process could consume decades.
The last execution before a firing squad in Indonesia occurred in 2008 when the three Bali bombers were shot. (Sources: deathpenaltynews.blogspot.it, 27/06/2012)

SAUDI ARABIA COMMUTES DEATH SENTENCE HANDED TO SIX IRANIANS
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ALGERIA: AL-QAEDA'S NORTH AFRICA CHIEF SENTENCED TO DEATH IN ABSENTIA
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IRAN: TWO PRISONERS HANGED PUBLICLY
IRAQ: THREE MEN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR TERRORISM
MALAYSIA: FOUR SENT TO THE GALLOWS FOR TRAFFICKING CANNABIS
ARIZONA (USA): SAMUEL LOPEZ EXECUTED FOR 1986 MURDER
NIGERIA: TWO BROTHERS GET DEATH SENTENCE FOR ROBBERY
INDIA: CLEMENCY FOR 3 DEATH ROW INMATES
VIETNAM: THAI GIRL GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUGS
INDIA: LAW AND JUSTICE MINISTER FAVOURS ABOLITION OF DEATH PENALTY
IRAN: WOMAN 'ADULTERER'S' SENTENCING TO DEATH BY STONING 'CANCELLED', SAYS LAWYER
CHINA: FOUR DRUG TRAFFICKERS EXECUTED
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USA: NO MORE LIFE WITHOUT PAROLE FOR JUVENILES, COURT RULES
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N. KOREA: FOUR RETURNED REFUGEES EXECUTED
CINA: COURT UPHOLDS DEATH PENALTY FOR MAN IN BANK BLAST
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ARKANSAS (USA): SUPREME COURT STRIKES DOWN EXECUTION LAW
SUDAN: FORMER COMMISSIONER IN DARFUR SENTENCED TO DEATH AFTER DISCOVERY OF MASS GRAVE
UGANDA: PRISON AUTHORITIES OPPOSE DEATH PENALTY
VIETNAM: YOUNG WOMAN GETS DEATH PENALTY FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
UAE: MAN SENTENCED TO EXECUTION BY FIRING SQUAD IN RAS AL KHAIMAH
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