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Indonesia gives 72-hour executions notice despite international protests

  • Protesters hold placards including one reading "Let's  save  Serge Altlaoui" in Paris on Saturday, April 25, 2015 to show support for Serge Atlaoui, a Frenchman on death row in Indonesia, after being convicted of drug offences. Atlaoui is among nine foreign drug criminals who are facing execution by firing squad despite clemency appeals from several of their governments. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    Protesters hold placards including one reading "Let's save Serge Altlaoui" in Paris on Saturday, April 25, 2015 to show support for Serge Atlaoui, a Frenchman on death row in Indonesia, after being convicted of drug offences. Atlaoui is among nine foreign drug criminals who are facing execution by firing squad despite clemency appeals from several of their governments. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

  • A protester holds placard reading "Save  Serge Altlaoui" in Paris on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to show support for Serge Atlaoui, a Frenchman on death row in Indonesia, after being convicted of drug offences. Atlaoui is among nine foreign drug criminals who are facing execution by firing squad despite clemency appeals from several of their governments. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)

    A protester holds placard reading "Save Serge Altlaoui" in Paris on Saturday, April 25, 2015, to show support for Serge Atlaoui, a Frenchman on death row in Indonesia, after being convicted of drug offences. Atlaoui is among nine foreign drug criminals who are facing execution by firing squad despite clemency appeals from several of their governments. (AP Photo/Jacques Brinon)  (The Associated Press)

  • Australian Consul-General in Bali Majell Hind, center left, assists Helen Chan, center right, the mother Australian Andrew Chan on death row for drug offenses to board a boat that will take Australian Embassy officials and relatives across to the prison island of Nusakambangan to visit Chan and his fellow Australian Myuran Sukumaran, at Wijayapura port in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. (AP Photo/Wagino)

    Australian Consul-General in Bali Majell Hind, center left, assists Helen Chan, center right, the mother Australian Andrew Chan on death row for drug offenses to board a boat that will take Australian Embassy officials and relatives across to the prison island of Nusakambangan to visit Chan and his fellow Australian Myuran Sukumaran, at Wijayapura port in Cilacap, Central Java, Indonesia, Sunday, April 26, 2015. Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. (AP Photo/Wagino)  (The Associated Press)

Indonesia's attorney general's office has notified nine foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days.

Spokesman Tony Spontana says the ten convicts were moved to isolation cells on Saturday and given a 72-hour execution notice. It indicates they will face the firing squad at the earliest on Tuesday or Wednesday.

The executions will take place in Besi prison on Nusakambangan Island.

The foreigners are four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil and France.

However, the French man Serge Atlaoui is still awaiting a legal appeal over the procedure in his request for clemency.

The planned executions have triggered an international outcry, but Indonesia insists the punishment is part of the country's "drugs emergency."