‘Malawian’ Denis Namaona executed in Indonesia for drug trafficking

Malawian citizen – according to a passport –   Denis Namaona, 48,  arrested in 2001 was among six people convicted of drugs offences in Indonesia who have been executed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time on Sunday morning.

Firing squad execution
Firing squad execution

Five other drug convicts executed were from Brazil, the Netherlands, Vietnam and Nigeria.

“The execution of the six convicts has been carried out,” spokesman Tony Spontana told AFP news agency.

He said five were executed on Nusakambangan Island, off the south coast of the archipelago’s main island of Java and home to a high-security prison. The sixth was executed in Boyolali district in central Java.

The executions mark the first time capital punishment has been carried out under new President Joko Widodo.

Indonesia has some of the world’s toughest drug laws. The country resumed executions in 2013 after an unofficial four-year moratorium.

Human rights group Amnesty International urged the Indonesian government to halt executions immediately, and eventually abolish the death penalty.

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out
5 years ago

Have seen photo ya Denis Namaona. Ayi he is a niger indeed. The article states that in Indonesia the prisoner has. A choice either to stand up or sit down. To be blindfolded by either a hood or a blindfold. The firing squad comprises of 12 people with 3 people with live bullets the rest with blanks. In case you have plans to try your luck there alamu anu akakulandilani. Sankhani Yesu.

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out
5 years ago
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What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world and lose his life. I’m sure he made peace with his God.

H Kamdidi
H Kamdidi
5 years ago

Immigration Officers with your greed! Look now, Malawi is appearing on the world map for bad reasons! You assist foreigners to get our passport because they bribe you! Mudzafa imfa yowawa!

Hotlady
Hotlady
5 years ago

Wages of deceit u nigerians…stupid unpatriotic malawian immigration officers.

Nthako La Zomba
5 years ago

Umafuna Njila Zoononga Moyo Wako Koma Sudzindikila.

pierra
pierra
5 years ago

If this guy was truly a Malawian, his demise begs a lot of questions from the government: 1. between 2001 and 2015 – d from the government visit this guy in prison? – any citizen is entitled to be accorded full rights including that requiring the government to act on his behalf via appointing lawyers, medical assistance and check-up, etc. During the same 14 years, it is right to assume that were his identity come into question, the real owner of the name should have been identified via next of kin follow-up. Were this to be the case, it was… Read more »

titani
titani
5 years ago

Any comment from Govt? Nankhumwa tiuze zoona pankhani imeneyi

Charlie Hebdo
Charlie Hebdo
5 years ago

I blame our own Immigration Department. They busy issuing our precious passports to non deserving, good for nothing Nigerians who end up soiling our country’s image outside the country. I would rather have Rwandans and Burundians have our passports than these ungrateful scoundrels.

sylvester namale
sylvester namale
5 years ago

Who says malawians cant be drug traffickers? Is cashgate not money traffiking?

Ajuju
Ajuju
5 years ago

I agree with Clement comment, some pple they are stupid.

Kanyimbi
Kanyimbi
5 years ago

He was just one of these foreigners who fake passport. A real Malawian can not be caught with less than 1 kg of a drug. A Malawi ndife ochenjera kwambiri palibe angatigwire.

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