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Six face imminent execution for drug crimes

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Six people are scheduled to be executed in Indonesia on 18 January. Five of them are foreign nationals and all have been convicted of drug trafficking, an offence which does not meet the threshold of the «most serious crimes» for which the death penalty can be imposed under international law.

The Attorney General of Indonesia announced today that six individuals, an Indonesian national and five foreign nationals, all convicted of and sentenced to death for drug-related offences are going to be executed on 18 January 2015. According to the Attorney General their names are Rani Andriani alias Melisa Aprilia (Indonesian), Daniel Enemuo (Nigerian), Ang Kiem Soei (Dutch), Tran Thi Bich Hanh (Vietnamese), Namaona Denis (Nigerian) and Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira (Brazilian).

Five of them are reportedly going to be executed on Nusakambangan Island while Tran Thi Bich Hanh is to be executed in Boloyali district, both in Central Java.

Death sentences in Indonesia are carried out by firing squad. The prisoner has the choice of standing or sitting and whether to have their eyes covered, by a blindfold or hood. Firing squads are made up of 12 people, three of whose rifles are loaded with live ammunition, while the other nine are loaded with blanks. The squad fires from a distance of between five and 10 metres

In December 2014, it was reported that the President would not grant clemency to at least 64 individuals who have been sentenced to death for drug-related crimes and that there were plans to execute all of them. Drug-related offences do not meet the threshold of the «most serious crimes» for which the death penalty can be imposed under Article 6(2) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, to which Indonesia is a State Party. No executions were carried out in Indonesia in 2014, and 20 executions are reportedly scheduled for 2015. There are at least 130 people under death sentence in the country.

ADDITIONAL INFORMATION

Rani Andriani alias Melisa Aprilia, 38, an Indonesian national was sentenced to death by Tangerang District Court in August 2000 for trafficking 3.5kg of heroin.
Daniel Enemuo, 38, a Nigerian national, was sentenced to death by the Tangerang District Court in September 2004 for attempting to smuggle 1.150 grams of heroin into the country from Pakistan in January 2004.
Ang Kim Soei, 62, a Dutch national, was sentenced to death by the Tangerang District Court in January 2003 for drug trafficking.
Tran Thi Bich Hanh, 37, a Vietnamese national, was sentenced to death on 22 November 2011 by the Boloyali District Court for drug trafficking.
Namaona Denis, 49, was reportedly born in Nigeria but travelled to Indonesia with a Malawian passport. He was sentenced to death by the Bandung High court in 2001 after being convicted of smuggling 940 grams of heroin at the Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta. According to his lawyers, Denis did not understand his trial proceedings as he was not provided with adequate interpretation.
Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, 52, a Brazilian national, was convicted in 2004 for smuggling 13.4 kilograms of cocaine into Indonesia via Soekarno-Hatta airport in Jakarta.

Amnesty International believes that the death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, and a violation of the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights. Article 6(6) of the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights (ICCPR), to which Indonesia is a State Party, provides that «Nothing in this article shall be invoked to delay or to prevent the abolition of capital punishment by any State Party to the present Covenant». The Human Rights Committee, the expert body overseeing the implementation of the ICCPR, has stated that Article 6 «refers generally to abolition [of the death penalty] in terms which strongly suggest... that abolition is desirable. The Committee concludes that all measures of abolition should be considered as progress in the enjoyment of the right to life».
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without exception and supports calls, included in five resolutions adopted by the UN General Assembly since 2007, for the establishment of a moratorium on executions with a view to abolishing the death penalty. Indonesia abstained during voting on the fifth resolution on a moratorium on the use of the death penalty in December 2014. The Indonesian government is actively seeking to end the use of the death penalty against Indonesian nationals sentenced to death abroad.
As of today, 140 countries have abolished the death penalty in law or practice; out of 41 countries in the Asia-Pacific region, 17 have abolished the death penalty for all crimes, 10 are abolitionist in practice and one – Fiji – uses the death penalty only for exceptional military crimes.

Name: Rani Andriani alias Melisa Aprilia (f), Daniel Enemuo (m), Ang Kim Soei (m), Tran Thi Bich Hanh (f), Namaona Denis (m) and Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira (m).

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