Executions may be carried out this month: Attorney General’s office

Jakarta – The executions of 10 death-row inmates, including two Australians, may be carried out late April, the Attorney General’s office said Friday.

“Barring any unforeseen consequences, the executions will be carried out this month after the Asia-Africa Conference,” Attorney General’s office spokesman Tony Spontana told The Parrot.

The Asia-Africa Conference 60th commemoration events are scheduled to run from April 19-23 in Jakarta and Bandung.

He said a move by Australian drug convicts Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan to lodge a judicial review petition with the Constitutional Court would be ignored because by law foreigners could not make such a request.

“Once an execution date has been set we will announce it to the public,” he said. Sukumaran and Chan are among 10 mostly drug convicts who are facing imminent executions after President Joko Widodo rejected their requests for clemency.

The Australian government’s repeated appeals to Indonesia to show mercy and spare them were met with a cold shoulder. Their lawyers and the Australian government said Joko failed to consider their rehabilitation when making decisions  on their fate.

The other drug inmates facing execution are three from Nigeria, and each one from Indonesia, the Philippines, France, Ghana and Brazil.

Separately, the wife of Serge Atlaoui, the Frenchman who was convicted of running an ecstasy factory and sentenced to death in 2007, said he did not deserve the death penalty.

“President Joko Widodo, I convey to you with humility that my husband is not a drug kingpin, nor is he a chemist,” Sabine Atlaoui was quoted as saying by Antara News.

“I appeal to your conscience not to allow my husband to be executed,” she said in Jakarta, accompanied by the French ambassador to Indonesia, Corinne Breuzé.

Breuzé said the French government followed the case closely and expressed optimism that Atlaoui would be not be executed.

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