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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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A Refuge for Orangutans, and a Quandary for Environmentalists
Some worry that a palm oil company’s gift to endangered Borneo orangutans distracts from a big threat to the species: deforestation by such companies.

Tue, 25 Apr 2017 09:30:39 -0500

Jakarta Governor Concedes Defeat in Religiously Tinged Election
The incumbent, a Christian, implored his supporters to “forget all the things that happened” — a reference to the divisive nature of the campaign.

Wed, 19 Apr 2017 03:46:02 -0500

Tensions in Indonesian Capital Run High as Election Nears
Issues of racial and ethnic discrimination continue to loom large over the race for governor in Jakarta — and larger still across Indonesia.

Mon, 17 Apr 2017 09:08:41 -0500

Marvel Will Discipline Artist Who Sneaked Political Messages Into X-Men
The company said it would remove artwork from X-Men Gold #1 that appeared to refer to Islamist attacks on Christians and Jews in Indonesia.

Mon, 10 Apr 2017 11:38:31 -0500

A Former First Lady Presses On for a Tolerant, Feminist Islam
Sinta Nuriyah carries forth her family’s campaign in Indonesia, holding interfaith events and establishing a network of progressive Islamic boarding schools for girls.

Fri, 07 Apr 2017 09:30:27 -0500

U2 Producer’s Other Job: Selling CDs in Indonesia’s KFCs
The six-time Grammy winner Steve Lillywhite selects music to sell at the restaurants alongside buckets of fried chicken.

Mon, 03 Apr 2017 15:06:00 -0500

Foreigners Have Long Mined Indonesia, but Now There’s an Outcry
Protesters are pressing the government to push back against Freeport-McMoRan, a U.S. mining giant, and to regain control of natural resources.

Fri, 31 Mar 2017 22:00:17 -0500

Python Swallows Indonesian Man Whole, With Aftermath Caught on Video
A recording shows the victim’s body being recovered from the snake, found after searchers on Sulawesi observed the shape of shoes in its belly.

Wed, 29 Mar 2017 11:40:21 -0500

Indonesians’ Taste for Dog Meat Is Growing, Even as Others Shun It
Rising income has led to reduced dog consumption in some countries, but in places like Indonesia, it has made the meat newly affordable — and popular.

Sat, 25 Mar 2017 11:40:37 -0500

The Story After the Story for a 16-Year-Old Refugee With Dashed Hopes
Just days after President Trump signed his first travel ban, Sardar Hussain “did something about which I still shake my head and chuckle: He decided to get on the airplane anyway.”

Fri, 10 Mar 2017 07:54:01 -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)