Indonesia Executes 8, Including 7 Foreigners, Convicted on Drug Charges

JAKARTA, Indonesia — Defying international condemnation and rejecting 11th-hour pleas for clemency, the Indonesian government executed eight drug convicts after midnight on Wednesday, including seven foreigners.

But the execution of a ninth convict, scheduled to happen at the same time, was unexpectedly postponed at nearly 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 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.