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Indonesia court rejcets appeal by Australian drug smugglers on death row
April 6, 2015
An Indonesian court on Monday rejected the appeals of two Australians on death row for drug smuggling. The two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. They filed appeals after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas to spare their....... [more]

Indonesia court delays hearing for two Australians set to face execution
March 19, 2015
An Indonesian court on Thursday delayed a hearing for two Australians that are known leaders of the Bali Nine narcotics organization. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are currently facing execution for drug smuggling charges, including heroin. Earlier this year an Indonesian court scheduled the appe....... [more]

Indonesian court to hear appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row
March 8, 2015
An Indonesian court has scheduled an appeal by two Australian drug smugglers on death row for Thursday March 12th. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, the leaders of the "Bali Nine" drug smuggling organization, were granted the appeal despite President Joko Widodo's refusal to grant them clemency. Wid....... [more]

UN rights expert urges Indonesia to halt executions for drug-related offenses
February 13, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Friday urged the Indonesian government to halt all executions of people convicted of drug-related offenses. Christof Heyns, Special Rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, made this statement in response to Indones....... [more]

UN rights office urges halt to drug-related death penalty in Southeast Asia
January 21, 2015
A spokesperson for the UN Office of the High Commissioner for Human Rights (OHCHR) on Tuesday voiced concern over the continued use of the death penalty in Southeast Asia as punishment for drug-related crimes. Drug-related crimes are punishable by death in Indonesia, Malaysia, Singapore, Thailand an....... [more]

Execution of drug traffickers in Indonesia sparks international condemnation
January 19, 2015
Brazil and the Netherlands on Sunday recalled their ambassadors from Indonesia after an Indonesian firing sqaud executed six convicted drug traffickers, sparking international condemnation from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The executions took place in Jakarta, Indonesia and are the resul....... [more]

Six drug smugglers executed in Indonesia
January 18, 2015
The Indonesian government on Saturday executed six people convicted of drug trafficking. Ignoring last minute diplomatic pleas by foreign leaders, the six drug smugglers, including five foreigners, were executed by firing squad shortly after midnight. The foreign convicts were from Nigeria, Malawi....... [more]

TRC Before the Bloodshed?
December 11, 2014
JURIST is seeking commentary on the methods through which a troubled society might reconcile differences prior to the outbreak of large-scale violence. Could the Truth and Reconciliation Commission model that was brought to bear in South Africa, Liberia, Argentina, Indonesia and many other countries....... [more]

Singapore and Indonesia sign maritime border treaty
September 3, 2014
Leaders of Singapore and Indonesia on Wednesday signed a treaty establishing their territorial boundaries in the eastern part of the Strait of Singapore. According to Singapore's Ministry of Foreign Affairs, the agreement is a demonstration of how the two countries have been able to work together i....... [more]

UN expert requests access to monitor rights violations in Gaza
August 27, 2014
The UN Special Rapporteur on the Palestinian territories occupied since 1967, Makarim Wibisono, on Tuesday formally requested access to Israel and the Occupied Palestinian Territory to gather first-hand information into the human rights situation in Gaza. The UN estimates over the past six weeks of....... [more]

Indonesia high court upholds presidential election results
August 22, 2014
Indonesia's highest court, the Indonesian Constitutional Court, ruled on Thursday that results from last month's democratic presidential election naming Joko Widodo as the country's president elect will stand. The court ruled unanimously to uphold Widodo's victory by a 6 percent margin over Prabowo....... [more]


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