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    A big part of my inspiration for The Drug Report was Beth Pearce's amazing film, VOICE OF THE VICTIMS: TRUE STORIES OF ECSTASY AND KETAMINE. The film simply lets the victims of drug tragedies tell their stories. It's real life, it's undeniable, and it's incredibly powerful. I'm sure Beth has saved many, many lives, and it is my hope that this blog will do so as well. To learn more about her film, go to Voice Of The Victims.

    FACTS ARE FACTS

    A friend of mine likes to say, "You're entitled to your own opinion, but not your own facts."

    When it comes to drugs, there are lots of opinions out there: Some think drugs are safe and fun, some think they're dangerous and frightening, and many think everything in between.

    But facts are facts, and when someone dies from drugs, or someone is murdered by a person who is on drugs, or is raped by someone who has given them drugs, that's just a fact. Drug users who actively promote drug use rail against these facts, and I expect they'll be commenting regularly on The Drug Report. But they can't change the facts.

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)

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5 Responses to “Don’t Sell Drugs In Indonesia … Or China”

  1. Dodgy said

    That’s disgusting.

  2. Childress said

    I agree. The punishment far outweighs the crime.

  3. Chris said

    I have seen so many friends and family messed up by drugs. Everyone I know who has died of AIDS was a heavy drug user. My only response to China and Indonesia executing drug smugglers is to wish that US of A would follow their lead. Drug smugglers and dealers do as much harm to society as murderers.

  4. Dodgy said

    Again the spread of AIDS through drug use occurs simply because heroin addicts are forced to take there use underground. With a lack of clean needles and safe places to shoot up, disease is always going to be a problem for people injecting.

    And how anybody can say that execution is a justified punishment for smuggling in a few ounces of weed is beyond me.

  5. Chris said

    I don’t know anyone with AIDs who was an IV drug user; they were all gay men who were drug abusers ( marijuana included) long before they were infected with HIV.Their immune systems were trashed long before they sero-converted.
    As for your comments regarding “heroin users forced to take their use underground” because of unsanitary shooting galleries and dirty needles; do you want the alternative? Do you really want to be like the Netherlands where drug users are allowed to destroy themselves?

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