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Published: Tue, 21 Nov 2017 04:24:49 -0800

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Indonesia: Philippine Drug War's Other Victims - Orphans

Sun, 25 Dec 2016 08:00:00 GMT

Jakarta Post, 25 Dec 2016 - After what happened on the night of Nov. 8, 11-year-old John Ryan and his nine siblings are spending their first Christmas as orphans. They were all asleep when armed men barged into their shanty at the Market 3 area of the Navotas Fish Port Complex and grabbed Joaquin Garbo. The siblings saw how their father was dragged out of the house while still in his underwear.



Indonesia: Alcohol Ban Is Promoted In Indonesia

Sat, 03 Sep 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 03 Sep 2016 - JAKARTA, Indonesia - I.B. Agung Partha foresees an apocalypse, as he put it, on the Indonesian resort island of Bali. The threat is not a plague of locusts, nor one of Bali's dormant volcanos springing to life. It is in Jakarta, the Indonesian capital several hundred miles away, where Parliament is debating legislation that would ban beer, wine and spirits across the thousands of islands that make up this country.



Indonesia: Indonesian Firing Squad Executions Called 'Complete

Sat, 30 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

The Nation, 30 Jul 2016 - Ciliclap, Indonesia - INDONESIA executed four drug convicts yesterday but 10 others due to face the firing squad were given an apparent reprieve in a confused process one lawyer condemned as a "complete mess". The executions on a remote prison island went ahead despite strong protests from international rights groups, UN Secretary- General Ban Ki-moon and the European Union who had urged Indonesia not to proceed.



Indonesia: Indonesia Executes 4 Drug Traffickers

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Washington Post, 29 Jul 2016 - The Indonesian government said it had executed four drug traffickers, giving a reprieve of uncertain duration to 10 others who it had said would also be put to death. Deputy Attorney General Noor Rachmad said one Indonesian and three Nigerians were executed by firing squad. He said the government has not decided when the other executions will take place. It is the third set of executions under President Joko Widodo, who was elected in 2014. - - From news services - --- MAP posted-by: Jay Bergstrom



Indonesia: Indonesia Executes 4 Drug Convicts

Fri, 29 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

New York Times, 29 Jul 2016 - JAKARTA, Indonesia - Indonesia on Friday executed three foreigners and an Indonesian convicted of drug crimes, an official said, as the country resumed a "war on drugs" that drew international condemnation last year after two mass executions of foreign drug convicts. The official, Deputy Attorney General Noor Rachmad, said that the Indonesian convict, two Nigerians and a Senegalese were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight.



Indonesia: Jokowi Told To Cancel Execution Plan

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Jakarta Post, 26 Jul 2016 - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has been urged to cancel the planned executions of drug convicts and review his capital punishment policy as authorities prepare for executions on Nusakambangan prison island, Cilacap, Central Java. Pakistani Zulfiqar Ali, one of the death row convicts, was transferred on Monday to a secluded prison on the island from a nearby hospital, where he had been treated for cirrhosis since May.



Indonesia: Column: Executions Taint Indonesia's Rise As Global

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Jakarta Post, 26 Jul 2016 - Indonesia may have felt proud when its delegation was chosen to represent 16 like-minded countries at a UN General Assembly Special Session on the world drug problem at the UN headquarters in New York last April. For Indonesia, its selection to read a joint statement on behalf of countries that maintain the death penalty showcased trust from others in its persistence to keep capital punishment intact. But Indonesian representatives to the UN forum received boos from many among the 193 delegations attending the session. The jeers sent a message of derision for defending the death penalty as "an important component of drug control policy".



Indonesia: Editorial: Winning The War On Drugs

Thu, 30 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Jakarta Post, 30 Jun 2016 - President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has frequently expressed his intense anger with drug dealers, even to the extent of executing some of them. When speaking at the International Day Against Drugs on Sunday he proposed a new approach that could rival the actions of his Philippines counterpart Rodrigo Duterte. But just as capital punishment has not defeated the scourge of drug abuse in the country so Jokowi should never try to go that far, let alone consider breaking the rules.



Indonesia: Jokowi To Go All Out On Drugs

Mon, 27 Jun 2016 07:00:00 GMT

Jakarta Post, 27 Jun 2016 - Jokowi reinforces hard-line stance on drugs as more executions to take place Rights groups find irregularities in drug-related death row cases As a third round of executions nears, President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo commemorating the UN's International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking on Sunday, took the moment to bolster his tough stance on traffickers.