Indonesia executes drug traffickers, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil




 
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April 29th, 2015  
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Topic: Indonesia executes drug traffickers, sparks anger from Australia, Brazil


By Kanupriya Kapoor CILACAP, Indonesia (Reuters) - An Indonesian firing squad executed eight drug traffickers, including seven foreigners, in the early hours of Wednesday, sparking condemnation from Australia and Brazil who had made final, desperate pleas to save their nationals. The mass execution cements the hard line on enforcing the death penalty adopted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo as part of his war on drugs, an approach criticized by the United Nations as applying double-standards. Philippines housemaid Mary Jane Veloso, who was arrested in 2010 after she arrived in Indonesia with 2.6 kg of heroin, was withdrawn from the group after a request from Manila. Both Australia and Brazil oppose capital punishment and have railed against Widodo's move to step up the pace of executions, after a five-year moratorium, since coming to office last July.




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April 29th, 2015  
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In Indonesia the Death Penalty apparently means Death .
 


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