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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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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)