Saturday, July 30, 2016

How Indonesian Government Sentenced & Killed a Nigerian Man For Drug Offense He Never Committed!

The unlawful death sentencing of a Nigerian restaurant owner in Indonesia two days ago has sparked off yet a new criticism of the harsh capital punishment on drug related offenses in Indonesia, as evidences clearly show that Indonesian government just killed an innocent man who never committed a crime he was condemned for but rather was framed and killed just because he is a Nigerian, and no fair hearing was giving to him.

With this latest development, it then means that Indonesia as a country is now a lawless country government by junta laws.

Jefferson’s lawyer, Afif Abdul Qoyim, told AFP the execution should not have gone ahead as his client this week filed a legal appeal. “When this process is not respected, that means that this is no longer a country that upholds the law, nor human rights,” he said.

Lawyers said there was evidence to suggest Jefferson was not guilty of the crime for which he was condemned to death – possessing 1.7kg of heroin – including an admission of guilt on his deathbed by the man who allegedly framed him.

Amnesty International described the execution as “a deplorable act”.

“Any executions that are still to take place must be halted immediately. The injustice already done cannot be reversed, but there is still hope that it won’t be compounded,” said Rafendi Djamin, Amnesty’s director for south-east Asia and the Pacific.

Humphrey Jefferson Ejike Eleweke a citizen of Nigeria simply known as "Jefferson", then a restaurant owner, was arrested in 2003 after police found 1.7kg of heroin in a room used by one of his employees. He was sentenced to death in 2004 and had until this week declined to ask for presidential clemency as it would entail seeking forgiveness for a crime of which he said he was innocent. His lawyers say there is evidence that he was framed.

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