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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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Jakarta, the City Where Nobody Wants to Walk
A smartphone-tracking study ranked Indonesia last of 46 places in steps per person. In the hot, smoggy capital, vehicle-clogged sidewalks don’t help.

Sun, 20 Aug 2017 18:02:59 -0500

In Indonesia’s Dysfunctional Prisons, Escapes Aren’t the Half of It
A brazen breakout on the resort island of Bali in June made news, but the corrections system’s troubles go far deeper.

Sat, 19 Aug 2017 13:34:58 -0500

Suharto Museum Celebrates Dictator’s Life, Omitting Dark Chapters
In his hometown, the Indonesian ruler is still largely revered. That’s also the approach taken by a museum established by his brother, which makes no mention of an era’s atrocities and corruption.

Sun, 13 Aug 2017 13:31:29 -0500

In Indonesia, Chinese Deity Is Covered in Sheet After Muslims Protest
Muslims had threatened to tear down a 100-foot statue of the deity Guan Yu, which was built outside the gates of a Chinese Confucian temple last month.

Thu, 10 Aug 2017 06:23:13 -0500

A Whaling Way of Life Under Threat
Conservationists worry that fishermen in an Indonesian village are no longer hunting whales for subsistence, which is legal, but for sale, which is not.

Thu, 03 Aug 2017 03:00:29 -0500

Islamic State and Climate Change Seen as World’s Greatest Threats, Poll Says
A Pew survey finds that while global warming is a top concern around the world, more Americans are more concerned about cyberwarfare than climate change.

Tue, 01 Aug 2017 10:00:21 -0500

ISIS’ Core Helps Fund Militants in Philippines, Report Says
The Islamic State’s central command in Syria has sent tens of thousands of dollars to groups that seized a southern Philippine city, a research group said.

Thu, 20 Jul 2017 23:40:02 -0500

As Indonesia Targets Islamist Hard-Liners, Even Rights Groups Object
While some pluralists hailed the ban on Hizbut Tahrir, which calls for a global caliphate and organized mass rallies last year, critics called it overreaching.

Wed, 19 Jul 2017 08:24:02 -0500

Heng on Indonesia’s Decree to Ban Radical Groups
President Joko Widodo of Indonesia signed a decree allowing authorities to disband religious and civil society groups.

Sun, 16 Jul 2017 16:43:38 -0500

Indonesian Province May Move Canings Away From Public Eye
The governor of Aceh Province is considering making whippings private to avoid negative attention. A state in neighboring Malaysia, meanwhile, has voted to allow public punishment.

Fri, 14 Jul 2017 09:21:04 -0500
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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)