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    Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    http://www.nytimes.com/2015/04/26/wo...T.nav=top-news

    They come from diverse backgrounds and circumstances, but all nine were convicted of drug crimes in Indonesia. And all are scheduled to die soon in a mass execution on a remote island off the southern coast of Java.

    In what is believed will be the largest such execution in Indonesia in decades, firing squads could start the job as early as 12:01 a.m. on Wednesday.
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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    Crazy!
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    From the article, the courts seem like a mess. As sad as it sounds, unsure much can be said or done here.
    "Every time something really bad happens, people cry out for safety, and the government answers by taking rights away from good people." - Penn Jillette.

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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    I have a special place in my heart for Indonesia as I lived there for three years. But their drug laws are very draconian. Unless you are connected. People in power there bring in tons of drugs for sell with impunity. I used to go to a huge popular night club in Jakarta where the waitresses openly sold ecstacy and other drugs. The place was owned by a General in the Indonesian Army. Police provided security.

    The biggest crime of those drug smugglers about to be killed is that they were cutting into the profits of those in power.

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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    Quote Originally Posted by JANFU View Post
    Of course criminals will claim the legal system is unjust.

    I say, good for Indonesia.

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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    if this is true, we should reexamine our trade relations with them. perhaps they'd enjoy a hefty tariff.

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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    Quote Originally Posted by OrphanSlug View Post
    From the article, the courts seem like a mess. As sad as it sounds, unsure much can be said or done here.
    Probably can't do anything at this point, but some of the recent reporting about drugs laws and the "War on Drugs" globally is almost entirely the fault of the USA who found another way to enrich our MIC as well as get boots on the ground in many countries we really don't belong having boots on the ground. Don't know for sure Indonesia is under that umbrella but it seems reasonable to recognize that most of the extreme drug enforcements started with US drug hysteria.
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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Of course criminals will claim the legal system is unjust.

    I say, good for Indonesia.
    Whoa dude????????
    Killing one person is murder, killing 100,000 is foreign policy

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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    Indonesia appears as impervious to outside interference in their legal system as most other countries. I deplore the death penalty wherever it is applied, so I deplore this round of judicial murder. One day all civilised countries will realise that ritualised, state-sponsored murder puts them beyond the pale in the international community. It is the fact of state murder that makes Indonesia barbaric, not the specific circumstances of these individual cases.
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    Re: Despite Protests, Indonesia Moves Forward to Execute Drug Convicts

    Quote Originally Posted by Paleocon View Post
    Of course criminals will claim the legal system is unjust.

    I say, good for Indonesia.
    You just cannot pass up an opportunity to condone killing over something like this, can you?
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