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Indonesia executions 'countdown'

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 01:18

Indonesia asks foreign embassies to send representatives to a top security jail where ten drug convicts facing execution are being held. Paul Chapman reports.

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Mary Jane Veloso is taken from jail in Yogyakarta to the maximum security jail where Indonesia says it will execute her and nine other prisoners convicted of drug offences. All are now being held at Nusakambangan jail where the respective embassies of the mostly foreign nationals have been asked to send representatives on Saturday. Diplomats say no official 72-hour notice of execution has been given. Mary Jane Veloso's last hope is an appeal by the Philippines vice president to Indonesia's leader. (SOUNDBITE)(English) PHILIPPINES VICE PRESIDENT JEJOMAR BINAY SAYING: "I'd always reiterated to all the officials that I'd talked to that we give the highest regard to the Indonesian government in its adherence to the rule of law and that it's a judicial process, so let me just say again it's more of a humanitarian appeal." Veloso's case triggered this protest outside the Indonesian embassy in Manila on Friday. Nationals from Australia, Brazil, France and Nigeria are also among those facing the same fate.

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Indonesia executions 'countdown'

Friday, April 24, 2015 - 01:18