The Indonesian way

* The convicted must be notified 72 hours before execution;

* Inmates are moved into isolation cells 72 hours before execution. Families and religious counsellors are allowed visits up to a few hours before execution;

* While waiting, they must be held in a special prison;

* If the convicted wants to say something, the statement or the message must be received by the prosecutor;

* If the convicted is pregnant, the execution will take place 40 days after the child is born;

* Their lawyer can attend the execution;

* The execution is not performed in public and conducted in the most modest possible way unless determined otherwise by the president;

* Prisoners are executed by firing squad, recruited from a special unit of the police;

* Recruits for the firing squad are chosen based on their marksmanship and “physical and spiritual health”. They are given counselling before and after executions;

* Convict is given clean, simple, and white clothing before being taken to a place or location of the implementation of the death penalty;

* When brought to the place or location of the implementation of the death penalty, the convict can be accompanied by a member of the clergy;

* The support team is ready at the appointed place two (2) hours before the time of execution of the death penalty;

* Team shooters have been gathered in preparation at the location of the implementation of the death penalty, one (1) hour prior;

* Team shooter sets the position and puts the twelve rifles in front of the pole position of the implementation of the death penalty at a distance of five meters up to 10 feet and back to the prep area;

* Execution commander reports his team’s readiness to prosecutors executor by saying ‘report execution of the death penalty is ready;

* Execution attorney conducts a final check of death row and the weapons used for the implementation of the death penalty;

* After the inspection is completed, the prosecutor orders the executing commander calls out ‘execute’ and then repeats the utterance ‘execute’;

* The execution commander orders the firing squad commander to fill and lock arms ammunition into 12 rifles with 3 rounds of live ammunition and 9 rounds of blanks;

* The prosecutor orders the commander of the execution squad to bring the convicted man to a position shooting and release his handcuffs and tie his hands and feet to a pillar in a standing, sitting, or kneeling position, unless otherwise specified by the prosecutor;

* The offender is given a last chance to calm down a maximum of 3 minutes, accompanied by a clergy member;

* The commander team places a black cloth over the eyes of the convicted man, unless the convict refuses;

* Doctors place a black mark on the convict’s clothes right over the heart as the place to shoot at. Then the doctor withdraws;

* The commander reports to the execution prosecutor that the convicted person is ready to receive the death penalty;

* The execution prosecutor gives the sign/gesture to the commander to begin immediately implementing the shooting of the convict;

* Commander provides a sign/gesture to the firing squad commander to bring the firing squad to the front position;

* Execution commander takes his place in front of the right side facing of the firing squad;

* The execution commander ensures the firing squad is ready to fire;

* The implementing commander draws a sword as a symbol for the firing squad to aim towards the heart of the convict;

* The executing commander brandishes the sword forward as a cue to the firing squad to unlock weapons;

* The executing commander brings down the sword as a gesture to tell the firing squad to perform simultaneous shooting;

* After shooting is finished the executing commander sheaths his sword as a cue to the firing squad to stand their weapons;

* The executing commander and doctors check the condition of the convicted person and if the doctor thinks that the convict is still showing signs of life, the prosecutor makes an order to the shooting commander ;

* The executing commander and doctors check the condition of the convicted person and if the convict is still breathing orders that a pistol be put to his temple just above the ear for a final shot;

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