Trying to save Indian who faces execution in Indonesia: Sushma Swaraj


New Delhi: India is making last minute efforts to save an Indian who has been sentenced to death in Indonesia, Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj has said. Gurdip Singh, 48, was found guilty by Indonesian authorities of trying to smuggle drugs into the country.

“Gurdip is facing death sentence in a drug case in Indonesia. We are making last-minute efforts to save him from execution on July 28,” Swaraj said in a series of tweets.

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Singh was reportedly given death sentence by a district court in Indonesia’s Tanggerang Banten province. Singh, who hails from Jalandhar, is among 14 people who are facing execution after the authorities decided to resume implementing death penalties. The decision was criticised by human rights organisations.