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Indonesia to carry out executions this year

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Indonesia is set to execute some convicts on death row for murder and drugs offences in 2013 after not carrying out an execution for several years, a senior official said Saturday. 

A police armored vehicle escorts a prisoner in Jakarta. Indonesia is set to execute some convicts on death row for murder and drugs offences in 2013 after not carrying out an execution for several years, a senior official said Saturday.

There are 17 convicts, among them foreigners, who "can be executed starting from this year as they have exhausted all legal avenues for appeal," Mahfud Mannan, the deputy attorney general for criminal cases, told AFP.

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