Nine await execution in Indonesia, as foreign hopes for reprieve fade




 
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April 28th, 2015  
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Topic: Nine await execution in Indonesia, as foreign hopes for reprieve fade


By Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - Nine drug traffickers were being held in isolation cells at an Indonesian maximum security prison on Tuesday awaiting execution by firing squad, after Indonesian authorities notified them they had no hope of reprieve. "We're hoping for a miracle," Marites Veloso, the sister of death-row inmate Mary Jane Veloso of the Philippines, told reporters as she entered the prison for a final visit. In chaotic scenes outside the jail, Australian family members, some weeping, arrived early to offer their final goodbyes to Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan. Rebuffing last-minute appeals from Australia and the Philippines to spare their nationals, Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo told Reuters late on Monday that the nine had been given notice and had been placed in isolation cells.




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