Indonesia unlikely to execute drug convicts for weeks or months: VP Kalla

Indonesia's Vice President Jusuf Kalla gestures during an interview at the vice presidential palace in JakartaBy Kanupriya Kapoor and Randy Fabi JAKARTA (Reuters) – Indonesia is not likely to execute a group of death row convicts, mostly foreigners, for weeks or even months, until its courts decide on their last-minute legal appeals, Vice President Jusuf Kalla told Reuters on Wednesday. Indonesia has harsh penalties for drug trafficking and resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap. Five foreigners were among six people executed last month, the first executions since President Joko Widodo took office in October. Tensions have flared between Indonesia and countries like Australia and Brazil, whose citizens are among a group of 10 drug offenders due to face the firing squad.