Items tagged with indonesia

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Indonesia endorses killing drug suspects to cut costs [16.10.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Agency (BNN) head has an innovative approach to reducing incarceration costs: killing drug suspects so that they never...
Is the Philippines violent drug war spreading to Indonesia? [06.10.2017] The Philippine war on drugs, led by President Rodrigo Duterte, has been eviscerated by human rights advocates due to its reliance on extrajudicial ki...
Why Jokowi's war on drugs is doing more harm than good [26.07.2017] Indonesian President Joko Widodo has directed police to shoot suspected drug dealers, citing the need to be "firm" in the face of a national "narcoti...
Rodrigo Duterte pushing Philippines' drugs market to Indonesia, anti-narcotics chief says [26.07.2017] Indonesia's anti-narcotics chief has declared Indonesia to have the "biggest" illicit drugs market in the world, revealing 72 international drug synd...
Joko Widodo: Police should shoot suspected drug dealers [23.07.2017] President Joko "Jokowi" Widodo has instructed police to shoot suspected drug dealers to combat what he considers a narcotics emergency facing Indones...
Criminalizing cannabis in Indonesia might do more harm than good [28.02.2017] Indonesia’s National Narcotics Board (BNN) together with the Health Ministry recently made a swift move to criminalize synthetic cannabinoids called ...
Ganja di Indonesia [24.02.2017] Penggunaan ganja tidak pernah menimbulkan masalah besar di Indonesia, namun kebijakan prohibitionist (pelarangan) tetap diberlakukan sampai sekarang....
In Duterte’s footsteps, Hun Sen launches a drug war [09.02.2017] Cambodia’s newly launched war on drugs is in full swing, with nearly 3,000 people arrested in the campaign’s first month of crime-busting. Authoritie...
In Indonesia, getting this drug is just a text message away [30.01.2017] So-called “super tobacco”, particularly a variant known as “Gorilla brand tobacco,” is the street name of a drug that has recently been in the spotli...
Asia is still just saying no to drugs [14.01.2017] Harsh penalties for drug offences are common across Asia. The sorts of alternatives now favoured in the West, such as diverting addicts to effective ...
Indonesia’s push to execute drug convicts underlines flaws in justice system [12.08.2016] More than a year after Indonesia drew international censure by putting to death 12 foreigners convicted of drug crimes, the country has resumed a war...
Thailand’s novel approach to drugs could offer lesson to neighbors [07.08.2016] Forward thinking is not what one has come to expect from the conservative military regime running Thailand for the past two years. But a government w...
Indonesia: families told that 14 death row prisoners will be executed [28.07.2016] Fourteen prisoners on death row, including inmates from Nigeria, Pakistan, India and South Africa, and four Indonesians, have been moved to isolation...
Cannabis in Indonesia [14.01.2016] Cannabis use has never posed major problems in Indonesia, yet prohibitionist policies prevail. Despite the high prevalence of cannabis use, local or ...
Chan and Sukumaran execution 'illegal', but Indonesia ignores Australia again [01.05.2015] The execution of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran was illegal under international law, but Australia's request that Indonesia submit to the judgment ...
Which countries have the death penalty for drug smuggling? [27.04.2015] Indonesia executed eight convicted drug traffickers. The sentences have provoked outrage from the prisoners’ home countries, none of which hands down...
Indonesia's executions: Drugs diplomacy in a diplomatic crisis? [25.02.2015] All diplomatic efforts earlier this month to save Brazilian and Dutch citizens from execution in Indonesia failed. Both were executed by firing squad...
The Death Penalty for Drug Offences [19.11.2012] Executions for drug offences have escalated in countries such as Iran and Saudi Arabia against a trend towards abolition globally, reveals a new Harm...
Partners in Crime [20.06.2012] Millions of dollars in international aid for drug enforcement is spent in countries with extremely poor human rights records and with little or no ac...
European Cannabis Policies Under Attack [01.04.2002] A strong attack against the European practice of 'leniency' regarding cannabis use and possession took place at the United Nations Commission on Narc...

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