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In pictures: Sulawesi executions

Prayers at the church service in Palu

The execution of three Christian militants in Indonesia was met with prayers and protests from the country's Christian minority

Fabianus Tibo's relatives at the church service

A requiem was held in Palu, the capital of Central Sulawesi, where the executions took place.

Yashinta, centre, wife of Marianus Riwu comforted by friends at the church

At least 1,000 people packed the church to pray for the three men.

From left to right, Yashinta, wife of Marianus Riwu, Nurlin Kasiala, wife of Fabianus Tibo and Tibo's son Robert, who holds Dominggus Silva's portrait

Marianus Riwu, Fabianus Tibo and Dominggus da Silva were shot by police firing squad just before dawn.

Indonesian police carry one of the coffins in Palu

The bodies of Tibo and Riwu were flown to their home towns. Da Silva was buried in Palu.

Grave of Dominggus Silva in Palu

The execution triggered violent protests, mainly in the areas they were born and had lived.

Prayers held at the church service in Palu

But the violence appeared to be directed at the authorities, not Muslims.

A mourner at a church service in Palu

The men had been found guilty of masterminding attacks on Muslims in 2000, during deadly religious fighting in the province.

Prison in Palu where the three men were inmates

Security had been tight in the days leading up to the execution for fear it might trigger renewed violence.

Fabianus Tibo's wife Nurminkasiala, centre, and son Robert going to the prison before the men were executed

Families of the three men said they maintained their innocence. The executions were condemned by the Vatican, the EU and Amnesty International.




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