Don’t Sell Drugs In Indonesia … Or China
Posted by Childress on June 29, 2006
Whether it’s the love of money or the irrationality of drug-addled minds, people continue to deal drugs in Indonesia:
Indonesia to execute 16 drug offenders, including 10 foreigners
Indonesian authorities are preparing to execute 16 people, including 10 foreigners from Africa and Asia, who are on death row for drug trafficking, an official said Wednesday.
“The prosecutors’ office has already made preparation for the execution of 16 people on the death row for drug trafficking,” said an official at the attorney general’s office.
She cited Attorney General Spokesman I Wayan Pasek as saying that the 16 convicts were all sentenced to death for drug trafficking and had exhausted every legal avenue of appeal.
Pasek’s comment came after the head of the country’s National Anti-drug Agency, I Made Mangku Pastika, on Sunday called for prosecutors to expedite the executions of key drug traffickers.
The 16 include seven Nigerians, one each from Nepal, Malawi and Thailand, and six Indonesians, the official said. There were three women among them, two from Indonesia and one from Thailand.
Another 27 death-row drug convicts are still in the process of appealing their verdicts.
Meanwhile, China has executed at least 27 people for drug trafficking and sentenced up to 12 others to death for the same offence to mark international anti-drug day on June 26, state press reported Tuesday. (Both stories from Agence France Presse)