Regional Outlook, Global Perspective

INDONESIA SET TO FREE BALI NINE SMUGGLER

The only female member of the “Bali Nine” heroin-trafficking gang will be freed from an Indonesian prison next week after serving 13 years in a case that caused a diplomatic furore, Agence-France Presse reports. The Australian national will become the only member of the so-called Bali Nine drug-trafficking gang to win their freedom so far The two ringleaders, Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, were executed by firing squad in 2015 and fellow syndicate member Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen died of cancer in prison earlier this year. Indonesia’s execution of eight drug offenders in 2015 drew international condemnation and swift diplomatic retaliation from Australia, which announced the recall of its envoy to Jakarta over the “cruel and unnecessary” killings.

13/11/2018 in Daily Briefs, Indonesia, Regions

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