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Martin Anderson, a Ghanaian national who is on death row after being convicted of drug offenses, is escorted by armed police officers at South Jakarta district court, Jakarta, Indonesia, March 19, 2015 (AP photo by Tatan Syuflana).

Indonesia’s Jokowi Vows Strict Policy, Death Penalty for Drug Crimes

Wednesday, April 22, 2015

Indonesia’s Supreme Court on Tuesday rejected the final appeals of two prisoners from France and Ghana currently on death row for drug smuggling. In an email interview, Gloria Lai, a senior policy officer at the International Drug Policy Consortium, discussed Indonesia’s zero-tolerance approach to drugs.

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