Brazilian death-row drug convict mentally fit for execution: Attorney General

Brazilian death-row drug convict mentally fit for execution: Attorney General
Attorney General M. Prasetyo.

Attorney General M. Prasetyo said on Friday that Brazilian death-row drug convict Rodrigo Gularte was mentally fit enough to be executed.

"According to testimonies from fellow inmates and doctors, Rodrigo is not sick at all. This means there's nothing stopping us from executing him," he said at the Attorney General's Office in South Jakarta.

Prasetyo repeated previous statements that the law only prohibited the government from executing pregnant women and children under 18 years of age.

Previously, Yeni Rosa Damayanti of the Association of Healthy Souls called on the government not to execute Gularte because his medical records showed that he had been diagnosed with bipolar disorder and schizophrenia back in 1996.

Medical reports obtained by The Jakarta Post reveal that Gularte attended psychiatric appointments from March to November 1996 at the Clinica Quinta do Sol in Brazil, where he was prescribed antidepressants, antipsychotics and mood stabilizers.

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