Four Nigerian men alongside four other men were killed today in Indonesia for trafficking drugs into the Country. The execution of eight convicted drug-traffickers including four men from Nigeria, two Australians, and two Brazilians was carried out via Indonesian firing squad. It was reported that they were taken to a remote location, and you can just imagine the brutal and inhumane style of execution.
The Brazilian and Australian leaders had made personal appeals for clemency for their citizens but it was to no avail, raising the stakes for Indonesia’s new president, Joko Widodo, who has stepped up the pace of executions since coming to office.
This controversial move by the Indonesia also sparked alot of anger in several countries, and Brazil is currently at risk of losing a major military export deal to Indonesia over the executions row.
“We respect Indonesia’s sovereignty but we do deplore what’s been done and this cannot be simply business as usual,” Prime Minister Tony Abbott told reporters in Canberra, adding that ambassador Paul Gibson would return to Australia by the end of the week.
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