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Prisoners at imminent risk of execution

Three prisoners were moved on 8 May at around 8pm from Batam Class II Penitentiary in Riau Islands to Batu prison in Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java, where 13 executions were carried out in 2015.

The authorities have not yet made public the names of the prisoners selected for execution nor the date of the scheduled executions.

Sign this petition to call on the Indonesian authorities to immediately halt plans to carry out any executions.

 

Hundreds of people have been condemned to death after being convicted in unfair trials under Saudi Arabia’s deeply flawed judicial system, said Amnesty International in a new briefing published today.
Pakistan’s government must immediately put an end to the spate of executions in the country in the wake of the Peshawar school attack, which has already seen 19 people put to death over the past month, Amnesty International said.
Indonesia must immediately halt plans to put to death six people – one Indonesian and five foreign nationals – by firing squad this week, Amnesty International said after the Attorney General’s office today confirmed the executions would be carried out on Sunday 18 January 2015.
Pakistan should immediately scrap apparent plans to carry out the first civilian execution in almost six years and instead impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty as a first step towards abolition, Amnesty International said.
Today’s decision by a criminal court in El Minya, Upper Egypt to uphold death sentences against 183 supporters of Mohamed Morsi, including a blind man, provides alarming evidence of the Egyptian judiciary’s increasingly politicized and arbitrary attitude towards justice and the death penalty, said Amnesty International.
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