Indonesia death row inmates get temporary reprieve
In a sort of muted good news for the Indonesian death row inmates presently awaiting execution on the penal island,which includes a French,Brazillian,Australian,Ghanaian and Nigerian and Philipines citizens the Indonesian vice President Jusuff Kalla has admitted their executions is unlikely to take place for weeks or even months, until their last minute legal appeals have been carefully considered.
According to the vice president speaking recently,due to the diplomatic furore the impending execution is creating especially between them and France Brazil and Australia."We will always hear and consider opinions, not only from Australia, but also France and Brazil," Kalla said in an interview. "That is why we are very careful in…following the process of the law."He said, "We're waiting for the decision of the courts," adding it could take "weeks or maybe months".
It will be recalled that amongst the acts of protests which followed President Widodo's rejection of the death row inmate's clemency pleas last year, Brazil refused to confirm Indonesia's ambassador to their country while Australia were reconsidering their position regarding a $1billion Tsunami aid amongst a consistent outcry from activists world over ,and the representative Governments of the citizens involved.
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