Defying international condemnation and rejecting 11th-hour pleas for clemency, the Indonesian government executed eight drug convicts early today, including seven foreigners.
But the execution of a ninth convict, scheduled to happen at the same time, was unexpectedly postponed at the last minute, the Indonesia attorney general’s office said.
The eight executed prisoners from Australia, Brazil and Nigeria, along with one Indonesian, faced separate police firing squads at about 12:25 a.m. local time at an execution site outside the gates of Pasir Putih prison on the island of Nusa Kambangan off the southern coast of Java, according to the attorney general’s office.

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