How Indonesia carries out executions

How Indonesia carries out executions:

– The convicted must be notified 72 hours before execution

– While waiting, they must be held in a special prison

– If the convicted wants to say something, the statement or the message must be received by the prosecutor

– If the convicted is pregnant, the execution will take place 40 days after the child is born

– Their lawyer can attend the execution

– The execution is not performed in public and conducted in the most modest possible way unless determined otherwise by the president

– The head of local police forms the shooting team, consisting of one non-commissioned officer and 12 privates, under the command of an officer

– The convicted can be accompanied by a spiritual counsellor

– They must dress modestly and orderly

– The commander will blindfold them with a piece of fabric, unless asked not to

– They can stand, sit or kneel

– If necessary their hands or feet will be tied to a pole

– There will be between five and 10 metres between the convicted and the shooting team

– In previous executions, the shooting team has comprised 12 men with rifles – three of them with live rounds – who aim at targets over the convicted’s heart

– Using a sword for the signal, the commander will order “ready” by swinging his sword up, ordering the team to aim at the convict’s heart

– By swinging his sword down quickly, he orders “shoot”

– If the convicted isn’t yet dead, the non-commissioned officer is ordered to shoot his pistol in his/her head, above the ear

– A doctor will confirm the death and a report will be prepared on the execution

– The body is handed to family or friends for burial, or to the state, with attention paid to religious beliefs.

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