Pressure mounts on Indonesia to call off looming executions

A policeman patrols on July 25, 2016 outside the only entrance to Indonesia's highest security Nusakambangan prison in Cilacap, home to a high-security prison where the country conducts executionsIndonesia will be “on the wrong side of history” if it proceeds with a fresh round of executions this week, rights groups warned Wednesday, as authorities confirmed 14 prisoners will face the firing squad. A group of drug convicts including foreigners have been given notice of their executions and could be put to death as early as Friday, though authorities remain tight-lipped about specific details. Attorney-General Muhammad Prasetyo said Wednesday that 14 people — including prisoners from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and Zimbabwe — had been put in isolation and would be executed this week.

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