Daniel Enemuo of Nigeria together with Dennis Namaone of Malawi, Ang Kiem Soei of The Netherlands, Tran Thi Bich Hanh of Vietnam, Marco Moreira of Brazil and Rami Andriani of Indonesia were executed in Indonesia by firing squad for drug trafficking.
This came despite several appeal for clemency from the international community to spare their lives. It was even more surprising, when the executions came during the preliminary administration of Indonesian new President Joko Widodo who resumed office in October last year under a platform as a reformist, while promising to change many of the old trappings associated with the past Presidency of ex-President Susilo Bambang who was a former general in Indonesia.
The spokesman for the Attorney General of Indonesia, Tony Spontana released the following communique regarding the executions: “The execution of the six convicts has been carried out.”
Both Brazil and the Netherlands have however recalled their envoys in Jakarta following the killings. Both governments have earlier appealed to Jakarta for clemency on behalf of their citizens on death row but it was to no avail.