EU Urges Indonesia to Cancel Executions

Fajar Nugraha    •    28 Juli 2016 14:59 WIB
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EU Urges Indonesia to Cancel Executions
Third round of executions will be conducted in Nusakambangan island (Photo:Antara/Idhad Zakaria, Jakarta: The European Union (EU) has urged Indonesia to cancel third round of executions that will be conducted soon. 14 convicts will be executed in Nusakambangan island, Central Java.

"In view of the planned execution of up to 14 convicts in Indonesia, the European Union calls on the country to halt all executions and to consider joining the wide community of over 140 states that have abolished the death penalty entirely or have adopted a moratorium," said written statement from the EU received by on Thursday (7/28/2016).
"The EU is opposed to capital punishment without exception and has consistently called for its universal abolition. The death penalty is a cruel and inhumane punishment, which fails to act as a deterrent and represents an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity," the statement continued.

Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo has confirmed the executions will be conducted this week. 616 security officials have been deployed to Nusakambangan island.

"Everything is ready. Security officials and shooting squads are ready," Prasetyo stated.