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Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking
Outcry after Indonesia executes 6 for drug trafficking

An Indonesian firing squad executed six convicted drug traffickers early Sunday, sparking condemnations from human rights groups and foreign leaders. The Netherlands, Indonesia’s former colonial ruler, said it would withdraw its ambassador and Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff said she was “outraged and dismayed” after Dutch and Brazilian nationals were among those put to death just after midnight local time in the center of Java, Indonesia’s most populous island. Indonesia has a history of capital punishment for drug crimes, but the convicted traffickers were the first to be executed under new President Joko Widodo, who came to power last year on a...

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