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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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Gunmen Kill 31 Construction Workers in Indonesia’s Papua Province, Officials Say
The workers were brought in to build a major highway in Papua Province. The police blamed separatists, but clan violence is also a problem there.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 13:42:21 GMT

Australia’s Misguided Turn Inward
A decade of political self-indulgence is leaving the country without a credible voice in Asia.

Tue, 04 Dec 2018 02:35:55 GMT

In Indonesia Lion Air Crash, Black Box Data Reveal Pilots’ Struggle to Regain Control
Information from Lion Air Flight 610, which crashed off Indonesia last month, supports the theory that a new Boeing anti-stall system played a role.

Tue, 27 Nov 2018 18:40:04 GMT

‘Spend the Minimum’: After Crash, Lion Air’s Safety Record Is Back in Spotlight
Employees and officials say that long before the deadly crash of Lion Air Flight 610, the Indonesian carrier prioritized rapid growth and political clout over safety.

Thu, 22 Nov 2018 08:00:06 GMT

Dead Whale’s Stomach Is Found Filled With Trash in Indonesia
A decomposing sperm whale that washed ashore in Indonesia contained hundreds of plastic items, including cups, bags and flip-flops. The nation was ranked as the world’s second-biggest producer of plastic waste in 2015.

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 15:34:37 GMT

1,000 Pieces of Plastic Found Inside Dead Whale in Indonesia
Cups, bags, bottles and even two flip-flops were found inside a sperm whale that had washed ashore in Indonesia, one of the world’s largest producers of plastic waste.

Wed, 21 Nov 2018 09:59:51 GMT

Palm Oil Was Supposed to Help Save the Planet. Instead It Unleashed a Catastrophe.
A decade ago, the U.S. mandated the use of vegetable oil in biofuels, leading to industrial-scale deforestation — and a huge spike in carbon emissions.

Tue, 20 Nov 2018 10:00:03 GMT

What the Lion Air Pilots May Have Needed to Do to Avoid a Crash
The rapid series of steps that may have been needed to save the plane were not in the manual, and the pilots had not been trained on them.

Fri, 16 Nov 2018 18:46:27 GMT

Why Komodo Dragons Haven’t Conquered the World
The razor-toothed predators are fierce, but scientists found that they’re real homebodies.

Wed, 14 Nov 2018 00:00:05 GMT

New Questions Swirl Over Boeing on Updated 737 Model That Crashed
The airplane manufacturer did not provide airlines and pilots with full information about a new emergency system on the plane.

Tue, 13 Nov 2018 19:16:28 GMT
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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)