The Indonesian government has executed eight people for drug offences, including two Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran, who were the subject of a years-long campaign for clemency.
The development – reported widely by Indonesian media but not officially confirmed – marks the end of years of campaigning to spare the men, who were sentenced to death in 2006 for their part in the “Bali Nine” heroin-smuggling ring.
Also executed were four Nigerians, a Brazilian and an Indonesian. All had been convicted of drug crimes.
Indonesian television is also reporting that the executions of eight prisoners all men have taken place, but that the Filipina woman,Mary Jane Veloso, was spared at the last minute, after a woman accused of tricking her into carrying drugs turned herself into police in the Philippines on Tuesday.
There are reports that the executions took place at around 00.25 local time.
Source: The Guardian