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Indonesia Rebuffs UN, EU Appeals to Halt Looming Executions

Indonesia quickly rebuffed appeals from the U.N. human rights chief and the European Union to abandon plans to execute 14 people for drug crimes as preparations intensified Thursday at the prison island where the death row inmates are held. High Commissioner for Human Rights Zeid Ra'ad Al Hussein said the U.N. Human Rights Office is “deeply concerned” by death penalty cases that lack transparency and compliance with the right to receive a fair trial, including the right to an appeal....

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