Timor-Leste: Justice in the shadow
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Two death row prisoners were moved on 24 and 25 July to Nusakambangan prison island, where 13 executions were carried out in 2015. A lawyer has been informed about the imminent execution of his client and three other Nigerian nationals. The authorities have suspended family visits to the prison complex and completed preparation of the executions grounds, indicating that another round of executions by firing squad will be carried out soon.
The first six months of 2015 have seen starkly contrasting developments on the death penalty. While the bad news has been very bad, the good news has been very good.