IN PHOTOS: Indonesia executes drug convicts as country sleeps

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IN PHOTOS: Indonesia executes drug convicts as country sleeps
Here are photos on the lead-up and the conclusion of the controversial executions

CILACAP, Indonesia – The Indonesian government a couple hours after midnight on Friday, July 29, announced it had executed 4 drug convicts – including 3 Africans and one Indonesian.

The number was much smaller than the expected 14 who were scheduled to be executed. It is unclear as to why the government spared the 10, although Deputy attorney general Noor Rachmad said shortly afterwards that “the rest will be carried out in stages,” but the timings had not yet been decided.

The government continued with the executions despite international public outcry condemning the capital punishment for drug-related offenses.

Here are photos on the lead-up and the conclusion of the controversial executions:

PREPARTIONS. Ambulances carrying coffins are seen on a ferry en route to Nusa Kambangan prison island in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, 28 July. EPA

PROTEST. Indonesian activists hold candles during a candlelight protest against death penalty executions, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 July. EPA

DEATH PENALTY. Indonesian activists throw flower petals during a candlelight protest against death penalty executions, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 July 2016. EPA

EXCUTED. Indonesian police officers stand guard as an ambulance carrying the body of an executed prisoner Humprey Ejike of Nigeria leaves the port of Nusa Kambangan prison island, in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, 29 July 2016. EPA

– Rappler.com

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