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MICHAEL BRISSENDEN: Just over a year since the last round and despite widespread international condemnation, the Indonesian President is pushing ahead with the next batch of executions.

In an unlikely move the Pakistan Government, a supporter of capital punishment, will protest directly to Joko Widodo, saying a miscarriage of justice has occurred in relation to one of its citizens.

There are also allegations of police torture against a number of prisoners who are expected to be given 72 hours notice that they'll face the firing squad during a meeting later today.

Indonesia correspondent Samantha Hawley filed this report from the capital Jakarta.

SAMANTHA HAWLEY: Pakistani national, Zulfikar Ali, was sentenced to death in 2005 for supplying 300 grams of heroin.

A report by the London based NGO Reprieve produced for the Pakistani embassy in Jakarta finds he was allegedly tortured into making a confession, was not provided with a qualified interpreter during his trial, and was convicted without evidence.

It also alleges he refused to pay the equivalent of a $40,000 bribe to have his sentence reduced to between 10 and 15 years jail.

(Sound of Citi speaking)

His Indonesian wife Citi spoke to the ABC from Cilacap where he's being detained at Nusa Kambangan prison.

"Our family has not received notification yet," she says, "but his legal status is he has not yet used his clemency rights and there are so many flaws during his judicial process."

A spokesman at the embassy told AM Pakistan doesn't oppose the death penalty but the trial was unfair and it's raising its concerns with the President.

Four Nigerians are also expected to face the firing squad, including Humphrey Ejike Jefferson.

RICKY GUNAWAN: Our legal system is corrupted. Our legal system is broken. And the consequences is the ultimate punishment is the death sentence.

SAMANTHA HAWLEY: His legal aid lawyer, Ricky Gunawan, argues he didn't receive a fair trial and alleges he was also tortured.

RICKY GUNAWAN: And he always maintains this mentality that God will save him, that he is innocent, until today.

SAMANTHA HAWLEY: It's expected the group could also include Chinese and Taiwanese nationals. Associated embassies have been called to a meeting in Cilacap later today.

RICKY GUNAWAN: In that kind of meeting, the three days notice will be handed down.

SAMANTHA HAWLEY: Three days to prepare for the firing squad.

This is Samantha Hawley in Jakarta reporting for AM.