Death row prisoner Merry Utami moved to Nusakambangan

Cilacap – Death row prisoner, Merry Utami, has been moved from the Tangerang prison in Banten, to the Nusakambangan island off this southern Java coastal city. Merry arrived at the Wijaya terminal here on Sunday morning with a tight police guard to be ferried to the notorious island, where a number of drug death convicts […]

Radical Cleric Bashir Could Face Death Penalty

JAKARTA Prosecutors promised a swift trial of radical cleric Abu Bakar Bashir after police charged him on Monday with inciting others to commit terrorist acts, a crime carrying the death penalty. “We want to try him very quickly,” South Jakarta prosecutors office chief Mohammed Yusuf told reporters after the aged extremist presented himself under tight […]

Prosecutors Demand Death Be Upheld for Bali 9 Rush

DENPASAR Prosecutors argued before the Denpasar District Court on Monday that Australian Scott Rush, a member of the so-called Bali Nine drug-smuggling gang, should be executed no matter how small his part in the operation. They shot down testimony by former Australian Federal Police chief Mick Keelty last month that Rush was not a main […]

EDITORIAL: An Inhuman Act

Indonesia is a deeply religious country, of a range of diverse faiths. Most of the country’s 230 million believe that they were given life by God and that they must live their lives according to his will. They are his servants on Earth. Indonesia’s, like many around the world, is a culture that bases its […]

Death-Row Australians Make Final Move to Live

DENPASAR Two Australians on death row in Bali for their leading part in a drug-smuggling operation appeared before the Denpasar District Court on Tuesday in a desperate attempt to escape the firing squad. Andrew Chan, 26, and Myuran Sukumaran, 29 — part of the media-dubbed Bali Nine group — have filed judicial reviews of their […]

Australian Police Testify for Death-Row Rush

DENPASAR Two top Australian police officers testified on Thursday that an Australian drug smuggler on death row in Bali was a minor player and should not be executed. Former Australian Federal Police commissioner Mick Keelty and current Deputy Commissioner Mike Phelan appeared at the Denpasar District Court to testify at the final appeal of drug […]