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Indonesia prepares to execute more foreigners

Jakarta - Indonesia is set to resume the execution of more foreigners convicted of illegal drug offenses following the completion of inventory of death-row inmates.

Mary Jane Veloso could still be executed by firing squad

Philippine government officials representing the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) and the Department of Justice (DOJ ) are now in Indonesia to discuss with their Indonesian counterparts the fate of death-row convict Mary Jane Veloso.

Pacquiao heads to Indonesia to help Filipina on death row

Before his fight against Floyd Mayweather last May, Filipino boxing star Manny Pacquiao made a last-minute appeal to Indonesian president Joko Widodo to spare the life of Mary Jane Veloso, who was scheduled to die by firing squad for drug-related crime.

Utah bill proposes to bring back firing squad executions

Salt Lake City - Having previously discontinued the use of firing squad executions in Utah, a legislative committee has endorsed a bill that might bring the practice back.

Some U.S. states may return to firing squad for executions

With European manufacturers boycotting the sale of the drugs normally used to painlessly execute prisoners in the United States, some politicians are panicking. Now they are looking for alternative methods to kill.

Drug trafficking granny facing Bali firing squad loses appeal

Bali - British Granny, Lindsay Sandiford, 56, banged up in Bali in January for trafficking £1.6 million (US$2.5 million) worth of cocaine has had her appeal against her death sentence rejected.

Nine Gambian prisoners face firing squad, others risk same fate

Despite a 27-year hiatus on the practice of carrying out executions, Gambian President Yahya Jammeh's promise to carry out all death sentences by mid-September has resulted in nine prisoners being executed by a firing squad on Thursday.

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A replica firing squad in Manila
A replica firing squad in Manila
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World War I execution squad. Original caption:  Austria s Atrocities. Blindfolded and in a kneeling ...
World War I execution squad. Original caption: "Austria's Atrocities. Blindfolded and in a kneeling position, patriotic Jugo-Slavs in Serbia near the Austrian lines were arranged in a semi-circle and ruthlessly shot at a command."

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