Eight of the ‘Bali Nine’ executed by firing squad

Eight drug convicts were executed by an Indonesian firing squad today with an unexpected reprieve for one inmate. It is understood that Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso from the Philippines was spared.


Eight of the nine prisoners held for drugs offences in Indonesia were executed moments ago by firing squad, according to local media reports.

Earlier today, families of the convicts said their goodbyes and begged President Joko Widodo for clemency.

It has been reported that eight prisoners – from Indonesia, Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and Ghana – have been executed and a female from the Philippines has been reprieved.