‘Making last-minute efforts’ tweets Sushma Swaraj to save Indian from execution in Indonesia

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Indian Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj (File Photo)

New Delhi: External Affairs minister Sushma Swaraj is trying her best to save the Indian who is to face execution in Indonesia on Thursday.

Gurdip Singh was charged with the allegation of smuggling drugs into Indonesia in 2004. He was sentenced to death by a district court in Indonesia’s Tangerang Banten province after he was found guilty. Sushma Swaraj tweeted on July 27 stating that last-minute efforts are on to save Gurdip Singh’s execution.

Singh, who hails from Punjab’s Jalandhar, is among 14 others who are facing execution. The others belong to Nigeria, Pakistan, and Zimbabwe.

Human rights organizations have widely condemned the announcement of the execution. It has also provoked condemnation from the United Nations and the European Union.

Indonesia is known to have among the world’s toughest drug laws.