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Execution time set for Veloso, 8 death row inmates

/ 06:32 PM April 28, 2015

Attorney General HM Prasetyo announced that his side has already set the time of execution for nine death-row convicts currently in prisons on Nusakambangan Island, Central Java.

“I have already set the date and even the hour,” he said at the State Palace compound in Jakarta on Tuesday.

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Prasetyo, however, declined to mention the execution time in detail for security and technical reasons and to ensure that the executions would occur smoothly.

Rumors were spreading in Cilacap and surrounding areas that the execution of the nine inmates would be conducted late on Tuesday night since the inmates’ relatives were already at the location, while coffins and crosses complete with a date of death had been prepared.

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Prasetyo said the execution time was not announced to the public because, based on experience from a previous batch of executions, many people could try to intrude into the execution site for unclear reasons.

“I will not publish the execution time to avoid unwanted matters. The executions will be conducted this week,” he said as quoted by kompas.com

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