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Indonesia Executions Trigger Recalls of Brazilian, Dutch Envoys

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Indonesia executed six people for drug trafficking, ignoring a plea for clemency from Brazil’s President Dilma Rousseff and prompting the Latin American nation and the Netherlands to recall their ambassadors.

Rousseff received confirmation that Marco Archer was killed soon after midnight Jakarta time on Jan. 18, Brazil’s presidency said in an e-mailed statement. The decision to execute Archer “gravely affects relations” between the two countries, the presidency said. The Netherlands’ government also condemned the execution of Dutch citizen Ang Kiem Soei by Indonesia.