Indonesia imposes Middle East maids ban after Saudi executions

May 5, 2015

Indonesia imposes Middle East maids ban after Saudi executions

Indonesia will stop sending new domestic workers to 21 Middle Eastern countries, reports said Tuesday, after the recent execution of two Indonesian women in Saudi Arabia angered Jakarta. The ban affects countries including Saudi Arabia — a major destination for Indonesian maids — the ...

Executions imminent, Indonesia informs Australia

Apr 28, 2015

Executions imminent, Indonesia informs Australia

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said she had received a letter from her Indonesian counterpart late on Monday advising her of the imminent execution of two Australian drug traffickers and offering no hope of a reprieve. The two Australians are among nine mainly foreign ...

Apr 26, 2015

Indonesia gives 72-hour execution notice to drug traffickers

Indonesia notified nine foreigners and a local man convicted of drug trafficking that their executions will be carried out within days, ignoring appeals by the U.N. chief and foreign leaders to spare them. Authorities also asked the four Nigerian men, two Australian men, a ...

Filipinos abroad falling  prey to global drug gangs

Apr 22, 2015

Filipinos abroad falling prey to global drug gangs

Filipina maid Mary Jane Veloso faces imminent execution in Indonesia, but relatives say her only crime was to fall victim to international drug gangs who are threatening to kill them if they speak out. Echoing horror stories told by hundreds of other Filipinos in ...

Abbott attends vigil for Indonesia death-row inmates

Mar 5, 2015

Abbott attends vigil for Indonesia death-row inmates

Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott attended an impromptu candlelight vigil outside the country’s parliament in Canberra on Thursday for two Australian drug smugglers who face execution in Indonesia. The vigil, which was also attended by Foreign Minister Julie Bishop and opposition Labor Party leader ...

Indonesia nearly ready to execute nine foreign drug smugglers

Mar 4, 2015

Indonesia nearly ready to execute nine foreign drug smugglers

Indonesia on Wednesday transferred two Australians early Wednesday in preparation for the execution by firing squad of nine foreigners and an Indonesian condemned for drug smuggling, as diplomatic squabbles persist over the executions. The preparations at the execution site have been completed and four ...