Indonesia executes 6 despite appeals to spare them

January 18, 2015 3:52 AM

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Indonesia executes 6 despite appeals to spare them

Jan. 18, 2015: Ambulances carrying the body of drug convicts Brazilian national Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira, left, and Dutch national Ang Kiem Soe leave upon arrival from Nusakambangan island where their executions were held, at Wijayapura port in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia (AP)

JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia executed by firing squad five foreigners and an Indonesian woman convicted on drug trafficking charges despite appeals to spare them, with the government defending the action as necessary to combat the rising drug trade.

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