Indonesian migrant worker Siti Zainab was executed on Tuesday (April 17) in Saudi Arabia. The Indonesian government have launched a protest against the Saudi Arabia government for not notifying Indonesian government representative or the family of Siti Zainab regarding the date of the execution.
At least two convicted Australian drug traffickers—Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan—are now facing the death row. They’re not as lucky as the other Australian convicted of drug trafficking, Schapelle Corby, who in 2005 was found guilty of smuggling 4.2 kg of marijuana into Bali. Many have begun to wonder, how did Schapelle Corby win her pardon? Was it pure luck? Did President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, the man who gave her the pardon, simply did so out of the generosity of his heart? [Continue reading]
President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo demonstrated his commitment to combating the rising number of drug trafficking in Indonesia. In December 2014, the President rejected 64 clemencies submitted by convicted drug dealers. It’s a strong statement from the leader of the nation, albeit one that has provoked the displeasure of many. [Continue reading]