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Indonesia has carried out the executions of four drug convicts, including three foreigners.
The Indonesian man and three Nigerians were killed by firing squad shortly after midnight local time (17:00 GMT) at the Nusakambangan prison island.
A further 10 convicts being held on the island are also expected to be put to death in the near future.
Amnesty International condemned the executions as a "deplorable act" that violated local and international law.
Indonesia's Deputy Attorney-General Noor Rachmad said it was "not a pleasant thing but it was to implement the law".
"The executions are only aimed at halting drug crimes," he said, adding that the rest "will be carried out in stages".
Indonesia has some of the world's toughest drug laws, and has faced intense criticism internationally for resuming executions.
In April 2015, the execution of 14 drug convicts, mostly foreigners, was widely criticised.
Australia briefly withdrew its ambassador from Indonesia in protest over the execution of its citizens, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Cases of concernThose executed on Friday have been named as Indonesian Freddy Budiman, and Nigerians Seck Osmane, Humphrey Jefferson Ejike and Michael Titus Igweh.
Relatives had gathered at the prison earlier in the day to say final goodbyes.
In the early morning, ambulances returned to the mainland carrying the prisoner's bodies to be returned to their relatives for funerals.
Those awaiting executions include three Indonesians, a Pakistani, an Indian, two other Nigerians and two Zimbabweans.
Activists have been particularly concerned by the cases of the Pakistani man, Zulfiqar Ali - who they say was beaten into confessing to heroin possession - and an Indonesian woman, Merri Utami - who says she was duped into becoming a drug mule.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo vowed to take a hard line against drug trafficking when he was elected in 2014, saying he would not compromise over death sentences to convicted drug dealers.
This is the third round of executions under Mr Widodo.
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