Tuesday, February 24, 2015

229 Indonesians face death penalty abroad


The Foreign Ministry stated on Tuesday that there were 229 Indonesians abroad facing capital punishment for various crimes.


“Most of them are in Malaysia with 168 cases, Saudi Arabia with 38 and China with 15,” stated the ministry’s directorate for Indonesian nationals’ protection and legal aid as quoted by Antara news agency.


The directorate also revealed that 131 of the cases were related to drugs, while 77 of them were related to murder.“Regarding the drug cases, 112 are in Malaysia, 15 in China, two in Laos, one in Singapore and another one in Vietnam,” the directorate stated.

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