"Respect" for law needed after execution: Indonesian Pres.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo stated that he understood and appreciated the efforts of the Netherlands and Brazil to save the lives of their citizens and thinks that law of a country should be respected, The Jakarta Post reports.
Five people convicted of drug related crimes were executed in Indonesia on Sunday, including Ang Kiem Soei from Utrecht. The executions were announced last week. "We have to appreciate efforts made by other countries to save their citizens as we also do the same. I think we should respect each other when it comes to the sovereignty and the domestic law of a country", Widodo said. He confirmed that he had had two separate conversations with King Willem-Alexander and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff. Both the Netherlands and Brazil have recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia. King Willem-Alexander described the executions as "cruel and inhumane punishment", the Jakarta Post reports. President Rousseff from Brazil is said to be "outraged and dismayed" by the executions. Armantha Nasir, a spokesperson for the Indonesian Foreign Ministry, confirmed on Sunday that the two ambassadors have been recalled. He called it "a normal practice to discuss issues between envoys and their central governments".