Eight convicts to be executed soon

"They are among the 133 defendants who have received the death sentence this year," Attorney General Basrief Arief said.
Jakarta (ANTARA News) - Eight convicts who have been sentenced to death this year will soon be executed, according to the Attorney General`s Office (AGO).

"They are among the 133 defendants who have received the death sentence this year," Attorney General Basrief Arief said here on Wednesday.

"The rest still have a chance to appeal against their death sentences, apply for a review of their legal cases, or file a plea for clemency," he continued.

Basrief noted that out of the 133 convicts, 71 were involved in narcotic cases, two in terrorism and 60 in murder cases.

Meanwhile, Junior Attorney General for General Crimes Mahfud Manan stated that the AGO respected the convicts` rights to challenge their death sentences through legal channels.

"The office will wait for the results of their legal efforts and the verdicts from the courts before taking action," he added.(*)

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