INDONESIA
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Indonesia executes 8 convicted drug smugglers
April 28, 2015
Eight convicted drug smugglers were executed in Indonesia early Wednesday despite international criticism and pleas for clemency. Among those executed by firing squad were Australian nationals Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, part of the so-called "Bali Nine," who were arrested in 2005 for recruiti....... [more]

Indonesia Constitutional Court agrees to hear last minute appeal by condemned drug smugglers
April 27, 2015
The Indonesian Constitutional Court has agreed to hear a last minute appeal by two condemned drug smugglers known as the "Bali Nine Pair". The pair's legal representative said Monday that the court has agreed to hear the appeal. The pair had been due to face death by firing squad Wednesday after be....... [more]

Indonesia to carry out executions of drug smugglers
April 26, 2015
Indonesia notified nine convicted of drug traffickers--four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a Filipino woman, and one man each from Brazil, France and Indonesia--that their executions will be carried out within 72 hours. The executions will be carried out by firing squad in Besi prison on Nusakamb....... [more]

Indonesia court rejcets appeal by Australian drug smugglers on death row
April 6, 2015
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected the appeals of two Australians on death row for drug smuggling. The two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. They filed appeals after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas to spare their....... [more]

Indonesia court delays hearing for two Australians set to face execution
March 19, 2015
An Indonesian court on Thursday delayed a hearing for two Australians that are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are currently facing execution for drug smuggling charges, including heroin. Earlier this year an Indonesian court scheduled the appe....... [more]

Indonesian court to hear appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row
March 8, 2015
An Indonesian court has scheduled an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row for Thursday March 12th. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug smuggling organization, were granted the appeal despite President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant them clemency. Wid....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Indonesia to halt executions for drug-related offenses
February 13, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged the Indonesian government to halt all executions of people convicted of drug-related offenses. Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, made this statement in response to Indones....... [more]

UN rights office urges halt to drug-related death penalty in Southeast Asia
January 21, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday voiced concern over the continued use of the death penalty in Southeast Asia as punishment for drug-related crimes. Drug-related crimes are punishable by death in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand an....... [more]

Execution of drug traffickers in Indonesia sparks international condemnation
January 19, 2015
Brazil and the Netherlands on Sunday recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia after an Indonesian firing sqaud executed six convicted drug traffickers, sparking international condemnation from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The executions took place in Jakarta, Indonesia and are the resul....... [more]

Six drug smugglers executed in Indonesia
January 18, 2015
The Indonesian government on Saturday executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Ignoring last minute diplomatic pleas by foreign leaders, the six drug smugglers, including five foreigners, were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. The foreign convicts were from Nigeria, Malawi....... [more]

TRC Before the Bloodshed?
December 11, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the methods through which a troubled society might reconcile differences prior to the outbreak of large-scale violence. Could the Truth and Reconciliation Commission model that was brought to bear in South Africa, Liberia, Argentina, Indonesia and many other countries....... [more]




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