JAKARTA, Indonesia – Indonesia's Foreign Ministry says a French citizen sentenced to death for drug offenses has exhausted all options in his legal fight to avoid execution.
Ministry spokesman Aarmanatha Nasir said Thursday that Indonesia will proceed with its legal process "in accordance with the sentence that has been imposed against the convict."
French Foreign Minister Laurent Fabius has said his government is "totally mobilized" in support of Serge Atlaoui, whose final appeal was denied by an Indonesian court last week.
Nasir said Indonesia recognizes that governments have an obligation to protect their citizens when they get in trouble abroad but they must do so in compliance with local laws.
Indonesia has executed 14 people, mostly foreigners, for drug trafficking this year.