Sunday, January 18, 2015

2 angry countries recall their Ambassadors from Indonesia

Good move from both Brazil and The Netherlands. The barbarity shown by this supposedly "most democratic of Muslim nations" by executing drug smugglers is beyond the pale.  I wish many other nations had done likewise, even if their citizens were not among those executed.  
Isn't it strange that Muslim nations are so much against drugs when their own book is made up of the most lethal hallucinogenic havoc causing deadly concoctions?

Andrew Pestano writing at UPI:
Brazil and Netherlands recalled their Indonesian ambassadors after the firing-squad execution of six people convicted of drug smuggling.
Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff pleaded for clemency before the executions.

Marco Archer, 53, from Brazil, and Ang Kiem Soe, 52, from the Netherlands, were among those executed. The four others were from Malawi, Nigeria, Vietnam and Indonesia.

Archer is the first Brazilian to be executed by a foreign government. Indonesian President Joko Widodo previously said he will show no mercy to drug criminals.

Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said the execution was "a cruel and inhumane punishment... an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity.".....

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