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On Apr 29, 2015, just after midnight, 8 men were marched through the jungle to a killing field, shot through the heart while singing "Amazing Grace" and then "Bless the Lord, oh my soul", while chained to metal crosses click here

The 2 Australians, Pastor Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, were executed for crimes that did not carry the death penalty (see below). The president of Indonesia is on a killing spree, ensuring that Indonesians globally on death row will not be pardoned.
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Republic of Indonesia is a sovereign state in Southeast Asia and Oceania, made of approximately 17,508 islands with over 238 million people. Its capital is Jakarta. Neighboring countries are Papua New Guinea, East Timor, and Malaysia. Other neighboring countries, Singapore, the Philippines, Australia, Palau, and the Indian territory of the Andaman and Nicobar Islands. Indonesia is a founding member of ASEAN and a member of the G-20 major economies. The Indonesian economy is the world's 16th largest by nominal GDP.

Tobacco is a big part of Indonesian GDP, and according to Wikipedia, more than 50% of males smoke.

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U.S. Stood By as Indonesia Killed a Half-Million People, Papers Show
The killings in 1965-66 played to anti-Communist attitudes, and U.S. diplomats mostly stayed silent while tallying the deaths, documents show.

Wed, 18 Oct 2017 06:46:03 -0500

A New Jakarta Governor Takes Office, and a Predecessor Sits in a Cell
Anies Baswedan is sworn in as the last man elected serves a sentence for blasphemy, hinting at the precarious state of religious tolerance in Indonesia.

Mon, 16 Oct 2017 06:09:36 -0500

U.N. Officials Condemn Arrests of Gays in Azerbaijan, Egypt and Indonesia
The roundups, in which of scores of people were arrested, raised alarms over the violation of basic rights.

Fri, 13 Oct 2017 16:57:19 -0500

Standard Chartered Faces Inquiry Over $1.4 Billion Transfer by Indonesians
The London-based bank told regulators about the issue after the money was moved in 2015 by clients with links to the military.

Fri, 06 Oct 2017 10:29:04 -0500

In Indonesia, a Mosque and a Church Foster Friendship Amid Religious Tensions
Christians and Muslims share a street and much more in Jakarta, setting an example of pluralism as fears of religious intolerance rise in the Muslim-majority nation.

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 10:45:28 -0500

Indonesia Takes a Step Back From Reckoning With a Past Atrocity
The killing of hundreds of thousands of Indonesians was justified as a purge of communist enemies. Half a century later, anti-communist hysteria is seeing a resurgence.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 07:44:13 -0500

Fear of Volcano Eruption on Bali Drives 145,000 From Homes
Mount Agung, which killed hundreds on the Indonesian island in the 1960s, has shown signs it will explode again soon. But no one can say exactly when.

Fri, 29 Sep 2017 04:58:27 -0500

How Facebook Is Changing Your Internet
Behind the scenes, Facebook is involved in high-stakes diplomatic battles across the globe that have begun fragmenting the internet itself.

Sun, 17 Sep 2017 21:41:45 -0500

Tiger Species Thought Extinct Is Possibly Spotted in Indonesia
Rangers at a national park in West Java photographed a rare big cat, leading to speculation that it was a Javan tiger, a species declared extinct 40 years ago.

Fri, 15 Sep 2017 08:35:24 -0500

Who Owns a Monkey Selfie? Settlement Should Leave Him Smiling
Naruto, a monkey in Indonesia, snapped a picture in 2011. Under an settlement, part of the revenue from pictures he took will go to groups that protect him.

Mon, 11 Sep 2017 21:53:44 -0500
Tobacco: easy to grow, profitable and a killer click here
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List of the criminal offenses that carry the death penalty in Indonesia (from Wikipedia)
  • Attempt with intent to deprive the President or Vice-President of his or her life or liberty or to render him or her unfit to govern (Indonesian Criminal Code (Kitab UU Hukum Pidana – KUHP) Art. 104)
  • Aiding or protecting Indonesia’s enemies at war (KUHP Art. 123 & 124)
  • Fraud in delivery of military materials in time of war (KUHP Art. 127)
  • Killing the head of state of a friendly state (KUHP Art. 140)
  • Premeditated murder (KUHP Art. 340)
  • Robbery or theft resulting in grave injury or death (KUHP Art. 365)
  • Piracy resulting in death (KUHP Art. 444)
  • Instigating or inciting rebellion or riot against a state defense company during times of war (KUHP)
  • Extortion with violence (KUHP)
  • Possession and misuse of firearm and/or other explosive (Emergency Law No. 12/1951)
  • Criminal acts during air flights or against aviation infrastructure (Law No. 4/1976)
  • Production, transit, import and possession of psychotropic drugs (Law No. 5/1997 on Psychotropic Drugs)
  • Production, transit, import and possession of narcotics (Law No. 22/1997 on Narcotics)
  • Corruption under “certain circumstances,” including repeat offenders and corruption committed during times of national emergency/disaster (Law No. 31/1999 on Corruption)
  • Gross violations of  human rights, including genocide and crimes against humanity (Law No. 26/2000 on Human Rights Courts)
  • Acts of terrorism (Law No. 15/2003 on Combating Criminal Acts of Terrorism)