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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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How Anti-Israel Protests Cost Indonesia a FIFA Soccer Championship
Preparations for the tournament were thrown into disarray when a governor asked Indonesia’s sports ministry to bar Israel’s team from participating.

Thu, 30 Mar 2023 22:19:58 +0000

A Refuge for Russians and Ukrainians, Bali Rethinks Its Open-Door Policy
After multiple accounts of tourists behaving badly, its governor wants Russia and Ukraine to lose access to Indonesia’s visa-on-arrival program.

Fri, 24 Mar 2023 15:09:42 +0000

Two Acquittals and One 18-Month Sentence in Indonesia Soccer Disaster
The defendants, all police officers, were charged with criminal negligence in connection with the October stampede that killed 135 people.

Thu, 16 Mar 2023 10:43:21 +0000

Shinta Ratri, Fighter for Transgender Rights in Indonesia, Dies at 60
The Islamic boarding school she helped found offers a haven for transgender women in a country where discrimination can be acute.

Sun, 26 Feb 2023 04:20:08 +0000

China and the U.S. Are Wooing Indonesia, and Beijing Has the Edge
The resource-laden nation of nearly 300 million is a big prize in the strategic battle between the United States and China for influence in Asia.

Fri, 03 Feb 2023 03:52:32 +0000

‘I’m Sorry, We’re From Moscow.’ In Bali, Warring Sides Learn to Cohabitate
Thousands of Russians and Ukrainians have fled their homelands for Bali. But even in a tropical paradise, the war is ever-present.

Mon, 16 Jan 2023 02:59:01 +0000

Finding Community in Indonesia’s Disaster Once More
A reporter and a photographer, covering the recent earthquake in West Java, recount experiences of resilience despite frequent tragedies.

Thu, 29 Dec 2022 08:00:13 +0000

U.N. Fears 180 Rohingya Refugees in Stranded Boat Are Dead
Families lost contact weeks ago with their relatives on the boat, the U.N. refugee agency says, while at least some of those on another boat adrift for weeks appear to have been rescued.

Sun, 25 Dec 2022 11:23:31 +0000

Mark Rutte Apologizes for Netherlands’ Role in Slave Trade
People were “exploited and abused in the name of the Dutch state,” Mark Rutte said, but some descendants of enslaved people say the government did not involve them in the apology.

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 22:59:41 +0000

Ashley Bickerton, Whose Art Evoked Humor and Wonder, Dies at 63
After achieving early fame, he abandoned the insular art world of New York and fled to Bali, producing work that was lush, provocative and often sharply satirical.

Mon, 19 Dec 2022 20:17:47 +0000
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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)