CILACAP, Indonesia – Indonesia early Wednesday executed eight people convicted of drug smuggling, according to foreign governments and local media reports, although a Philippine woman was granted a stay of execution.
The Indonesian government has not confirmed the executions, but local media reported that the eight had been executed, citing official though unidentified sources. Here are short profiles of the seven foreigners and one Indonesian who were executed at a high-security Indonesian prison island:
— Myuran Sukumaran, 34, and Andrew Chan, 31, Australia, arrested in 2005 for attempting to smuggle more than 8 kilograms (18 pounds) of heroin to Australia as part of a group dubbed the Bali Nine.
— Martin Anderson, 50, Nigeria, arrested in Jakarta in 2003 with 50 grams (1.8 ounces) of heroin.
— Jamiu Owolabi Abashin, 50, Nigeria, arrested in 1998 at Surabaya airport with about 5 kilograms (11 pounds) of heroin. He was originally sentenced to life in prison, which was reduced to 20 years by the High Court, then changed to death by the Supreme Court on appeal by prosecutors.
— Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, 49, Nigeria, arrested in 2003 on arrival at Jakarta airport from Pakistan with 1.2 kilograms (2.6 pounds) of heroin.
— Okwudili Oyatanze, 45, Nigeria, arrested in 2001 on arrival at Jakarta airport from Pakistan with about 2.5 kilograms (5.5 pounds) of heroin.
— Zainal Abidin bin Mahmud Badarudin, 50, Indonesia, arrested at his home in 2000 with about 59 kilograms (130 pounds) of marijuana.
— Rodrigo Gularte, 42, Brazil, arrested in 2004 on arrival at Jakarta airport with about 6 kilograms (13 pounds) of cocaine hidden in several surfboards.