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Indonesia prepares to execute drug convicts

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>> A notorious island in Indonesia, home to the infamous prison where 14 people are counting down to their final hours. The country is preparing to restart executions for drug offenders this weekend. Officials saying 14 people will face the firing squad, possibly as early as midnight on Friday. Among them, foreigners from Zimbabwe, Nigeria, and Pakistan where friends and relatives of one of the convicts have been gathering to plead for mercy, saying he was wrongfully accused.
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>> I asked for my father to be released as soon as possible. They have given him until tomorrow night.>> It's a familiar scene to a year ago when families begged for the lives of the Australian traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. But their calls fell on deaf ears.
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The two Australians and several others leaving the so called execution island in caskets. Indonesia puts more people to death each year than any other country in South East Asia. Although some locals are against killing criminals, the majority of people support the death penalty when drugs are involved. The UN is calling on President Widodo to put an end to executions but his government is shrugging off its critics, saying the war on drugs is being stepped up.