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INDONESIA: President orders execution of drug-traffickers

The new Indonesian President Joko Widodo, appears to have dashed the hopes of human rights activists by endorsing the execution by firing squad of five prisoners on death row. Indonesia will execute five drug traffickers on death row this month (December) after their requests for presidential clemency were rejected. 'The president ordered authorities to carry out the legal process accordingly,' the co-ordinating minister for political, legal and security affairs, Tedjo Edi Purdjianto, was quoted on Thursday as saying on the Cabinet Secretariat's website.

IRAN - Human Rights Abuses


Article 220 of the Iranian Criminal Code states; “If a father – or his male ancestors – kill their children, they will not be prosecuted for murder."

Likewise, article 1179 of the Civil Code states; “Parents have the right to punish their children within the limits prescribed by law.”

Beheadings in Saudi Arabia - A Public Sport

Public beheadings are taking place twice daily in Saudi Arabia. A total of 45 beheadings have been carried out in the desert kingdom this year, according to an AFP tally.

Human Rights Watch expressed alarm at the surge in the number of executions in Saudi Arabia, where some 19 people were beheaded between August 4 and 20 alone. HRW said eight of those executed had been convicted of non-violent offences such as drug trafficking and 'sorcery', and described the use of the death penalty in their cases as 'particularly egregious'.

Singapore - The Necropolis City of Hangings

Singapore hanged two prisoners on July 18, 2014. Foong Chee Peng, 48, and Tang Hai Liang, 36, were hanged at dawn inside Singapore's Changi Prison.

The hangings were reported by the Singapore media and all worldwide media - excluding Australia (in the slight chance Australia would be seen to upset the tiny island nation of five million people).

Both men were convicted of drug-trafficking. Tang was found to have trafficked 89.55g of diamorphine and Foong was found to have trafficked 40.23g of diamorphine.

Examples of Botched Executions in 'civilized' USA

The 'civilized' USA loves the death penalty to death. It's too bad that the land of life, liberty and pursuit of the death penalty is incapable of getting its own criminal justice system in order. Besides having a seriously flawed, racist, discriminative and often corrupt death penalty law, the USA is incapable of getting its execution methods in order - which have resulted in many botched executions. It's inconceivable that all this is happening in the land that preaches human rights to the rest of the world.

Oklahoma (USA) Governor Thanks Witnesses After Botched Execution

"So I appreciate you coming today and thank you for your attendance," said Oklahoma (USA) Governor Mary Fallin before leaving the room and not responding to any questions regarding the prolonged botched execution.

In the USA (aka, The Land of The Free) the Governor of Oklahoma thanked with appreciation all the witnesses that had gathered to watch the execution of a convicted murderer Clayton Lockett, which resulted in yet another prolonged (45 minutes) botched execution in The Land of The Free.

Middle Eastern Nations Spike in Executions

It sounds like a scene from a grisly horror film ... five decapitated bodies swinging from a horizontal pole suspended over the main square in the city of Jijzan in southwestern Saudi Arabia. Beside each body hangs a plastic bag containing the victim's head. Yards away, students are arriving at a local university to take their exams.

These haunting images of five Yemeni men who were executed in Saudi Arabia provide gruesome details of the aftermath of public executions.

World should thank Iran for high executions, says Tehran official

The circus of public executions in Iran continues at an alarming rate. Iran has stepped up executions and believes in doing so, it has earned the gratitude of mankind.

The Islamic republic's execution rate, which has soared to ghastly heights since self-described moderate Hassan Rouhani became president last year, should be viewed as a “positive marker of Iranian achievement,” according to the head of Iran’s Judiciary Human Rights Council.