9:36 pm April 19, 2015 | 1 Comment
As the world’s top businesspeople begun the World Economic Forum in Jakarta on Sunday, the 60th commemoration of the Asian-African Conference kicked off in the Indonesian capital on the same day, a testament to Indonesia’s rising clout at the global level.
11:00 pm April 17, 2015 | 12 Comments
Activists on Friday criticized President Joko Widodo’s silence on the beheading of two migrant workers in Saudi Arabia this week, arguing that his resumption of the death penalty at home was undermining attempts to rescue Indonesian citizens on death row overseas.
6:27 pm April 17, 2015 | 48 Comments
The French ambassador in Jakarta on Friday warned Indonesia that executing a Frenchman on death row on drugs charges would have "consequences" for the bilateral relationship.
2:57 pm April 17, 2015 | 13 Comments
The Indonesian government has expressed regret at Saudi Arabia's decision to execute another Indonesian domestic worker.
9:37 pm April 15, 2015 | 37 Comments
Jakarta. The Indonesian government has protested a lack of notice from Saudi authorities prior to the execution of a mentally ill Indonesian woman in the kingdom, prompting activists to point out Jakarta’s double standards on the death penalty. Siti Zaenab, 47, was beheaded on Tuesday after serving 15 years in prison for the murder of her employer. “We […]
12:00 am April 14, 2015 | 1 Comment
Amnesty International has welcomed naming of a street in The Hague after the slain Indonesian human rights defender Munir Said Thalib, the rights organization said in a press release.
9:02 pm April 12, 2015 | 3 Comments
The National Democratic Front of the Philippines, an alliance of communist-led underground organizations in the country, has called on its Indonesian allies to lobby on behalf of a Filipina woman who is facing execution in Yogyakarta.
8:53 pm April 12, 2015 | 6 Comments
The family of Mary Jane Veloso, a Filipina woman facing execution in Indonesia for smuggling drugs in 2010, sought the help of the country’s Catholic bishops on Friday after “suspicious-looking men” came to their village
9:21 pm April 9, 2015 | 5 Comments
Lawyers for two Australian drug smugglers facing execution filed a judicial review to the Constitutional Court on Thursday challenging the president's right to issue clemency.
10:22 pm April 7, 2015 | 4 Comments
It wasn’t until a few years ago that the word “Shiite” suddenly began to inspire a negative, if not hateful, tone among some members of the Indonesian Sunni community.
8:50 pm April 7, 2015 | 2 Comments
Rights activists representing several nongovernmental organizations slammed the government’s recent move to block dozens of Islamic websites allegedly containing radical content, saying it threatened freedom of expression.
2:45 pm April 6, 2015 | 46 Comments
An Indonesian court rejected on Monday a last-ditch challenge by Australian drug convict Andrew Chan, who is facing execution by firing squad,
5:42 pm April 3, 2015 | 4 Comments
A bike path is set to be officially inaugurated in The Hague to commemorate the prominent Indonesian human rights activist Munir Said Thalib, who was murdered in 2004 on his way to the Netherlands.
12:14 pm April 1, 2015 | 2 Comments
Jakarta. The court hearing the appeals of two Australian death row convicts will announce a verdict next Monday, one of the judges determining the case said on Wednesday. Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are among a group of 10 prisoners, mostly foreigners, facing imminent execution for drug offenses after President Joko Widodo rejected their pleas for […]
8:15 pm March 31, 2015 | 11 Comments
Two Indonesian women on Tuesday were sentenced to months in prison for violating Indonesia's notorious 2008 Law on Electronic Information and Transaction.
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