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An unnamed Zimbabwean man is in line for execution in Indonesia for drug trafficking.

The Zimbabwean, reports say, is among nine foreigners facing death in that country and these include four Chinese, two Nigerians and two Senegalese.

Indonesian President Joko Widodo has pledged a tougher stance against drug abuse. Indonesia's Attorney-General Muhammed Prasetyo was quoted recently saying: "Present inmates to be put to death are all drug offenders so they know we are really at war with drugs. We have foreigners, among them from Nigeria and Zimbabwe."

Last year Indonesia executed 14 people, mostly foreign drug traffickers.

Attorney-General Prasetyo previously said at least 16 prisoners would be executed this year and more than double that number next year. Among those facing the firing squad in the next round of executions are five Indonesians.

"The executions can take place any time, but there will not be a 'soap opera' about it this time," Chief Security Minister Luhut Pandjaitan told journalists.

The number of drug convicts in Indonesia is rising despite the executions last year. Todung Mulya Lubis, a human rights lawyer and anti-death penalty advocate, believes that there will be public outcry over the executions.

Source: The Herald.

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