Death row prisoner Merry Utami moved to Nusakambangan

Cilacap – Death row prisoner, Merry Utami, has been moved from the Tangerang prison in Banten, to the Nusakambangan island off this southern Java coastal city.

Merry arrived at the Wijaya terminal here on Sunday morning with a tight police guard to be ferried to the notorious island, where a number of drug death convicts have been and would be executed.

Earlier, Attorney General HM Prasetyo indicated execution of drug convicts with death sentence would be carried out soon.

“Central Java police have also tightened security. They have agreed with us to create coordination,” Prasetyo said.

Merry, who was arrested at Jakartas Soekarno Hatta airport trying to smuggle 1.1 kilograms of heroine into the country, had been held at the womens prison after she was convicted by the Tangerang district court in 2003.

Security official, who preferred to remain anonymous, said Merry would be brought to the Batu prison on the island waiting for her execution with a number of other drug convicts.

The execution plan has drawn sharp criticism especially from human rightists in the country.

Chairman of the Setara Institute Hendardi said the governments plan to execute the death row prisoners is an attempt to hide the poor performance of the law enforcement agencies especially the attorney general.

“So far Attorney General M Prasetyo has not come up with a break through and satisfactory performance. He even busied himself with politics as he did in the case of Setya Novanto,” Hendardi said.

Earlier, the attorney general accused Setya Novanto (now general chairman of Golkar) of criminal plot in connection with alleged attempt demanding a share in a project of the U.S. mining company Freeport Indonesia in Papua.

Now, however, the Novanto case looked to have been dumped.

President Joko Widodo has said he would not give clemency for drug convicts. (ANT)

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2 Responses to “Death row prisoner Merry Utami moved to Nusakambangan”

  1. Save Says:

    I won’t to know why you “Jokeo” a MASS MURDERER !….Muredering people for having drugs and dont give a shit about human lives these people have Familys love ones …your filthy Drug filled Jail are Riddled with Heavy heavy Drugs such as Herion ? Coke etc Bought in buy Police ? ” Mr Jokeo “why are you NOT MASS MURDERERING ever rehabilitated person /police for Bringing Drugs to Jail ?? You are the Spawn of the Devil KARMA isn’t your son on Drugs ???

  2. Save Says:

    Hay JOKEO MASS MURDERER Merry Utami has been in your fifthly piss heroin filled jail since 2003 now this women is more then rehabilitated its now 2016 so she’s been In jail for 13yrs !! Your law states after 10yrs its freedom ?? You have druggies you free so free this women and help these poor people you have a black heart prove to the world you can be a NORMAL man not a deranged hatter

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