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Released Bali Nine drug-smuggler returns home to more legal woes

Nov 22, 2018 - 9:04 AM

Police want to question Renae Lawrence about outstanding arrest warrants dating from before her ill-fated departure for Bali in 2005

RELEASED. Renae Lawrence (C) of Australia is escorted from Bangli prison after being released in Bangli regency on Bali island on November 21, 2018. Photo by Sonny Tumbelaka/AFP

Indonesia frees Bali Nine drug smuggler Lawrence from prison

Nov 21, 2018 - 3:49 PM

(UPDATED) It is likely that Renae Lawrence will be deported shortly after her release

BALI NINE. In this file photo taken on October 21, 2005, Australian Renae Lawrence holds hands with relative as she asks for support before her trial at a court in Denpasar. File photo by Ardiles Rante/AFP

Indonesia executions one year on: Mary Jane lives but death penalty questions linger

Apr 28, 2016 - 7:17 PM

It has been one year since Filipina Mary Jane s reprieve and the execution of 8 others What s the situation now?

epa04645117 Philipino, Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (C), 29 escorted by Indonesian officers during an appeal hearing in Yogyakarta, Indonesia on 03 March 2015. An Indonesian jugde sentenced to death Veloso after, as an alleged courier, she allegedly attempted to bring 2.622 kilograms of heroin into Indonesia in April 2010. EPA/BIMO SATRIO

63 Napi Lapas Kerobokan dipindah ke Madiun

Apr 27, 2016 - 12:22 PM

Salah satu dari 63 napi yang dipindahkan ke Lapas Madiun adalah anggota Bali Nine Pemindahan dilakukan untuk mengurangi kepadatan di dalam lapas

PEMINDAHAN NAPI. Kemkumham memindahkan 66 napi dari Lapas Kerobokan ke Lapas Madiun dan Lapas Tabanan untuk mengurangi kepadatan di dalam lapas. Foto oleh ANTARA

Australia: Ties with Indonesia back in 'good shape' after Bali 9 execution

Sep 03, 2015 - 11:20 AM

There are tensions in the relationship from time to time We are two very different countries but we are neighbors and we both realize that we need to get along says Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

TENSION. Tension between Australia and Indonesia grew after Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) were executed. File photo by Jewel Samad/AFP

Australian envoy's return to Indonesia shows his recall was futile

Jun 12, 2015 - 12:11 PM

Recalling Grigson was not only futile but further damaged already fragile ties with Indonesia writes Rebecca Strating

Australia defends Jakarta envoy's return after executions

Jun 10, 2015 - 1:00 PM

Australia s ambassador to Indonesia has resumed his post after a 6 week absence

FOREIGN AFFAIRS. Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop (R) meets Australian Ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson in Perth, Australia, after Grigson was recalled from Jakarta over the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Photo by EPA

Executed Australian's mother writes emotional letter to Indonesian leader

May 07, 2015 - 8:11 PM

Think for a second one of your children is tied to post and men are lined up in front of them and the fear he would have felt and then your child is shot through the heart

ON DEATH ROW. Australian drug smuggling suspects Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for their trial at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, in February 2006. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

They asked for mercy, but there was none

May 07, 2015 - 3:10 PM

I can never understand why they had to be shot to death especially after they had repented and shown remorse

WAITING. Michael Chan (C), the brother of Australian death-row prisoner Andrew Chan, walk at Wijayapura port accompanied by family members and embassy officials as they visit Nusakambangan prison island, in Cilacap, Indonesia, 28 April 2015. Photo by Adi Weda / EPA

Menteri Tedjo: Status Mary Jane tetap terpidana mati

May 04, 2015 - 9:29 PM

Pemerintah Indonesia katakan eksekusi hukuman mati Mary Jane hanya tertunda bukan dibatalkan

RUU KUHP: Menuju Indonesia bebas hukuman mati?

May 04, 2015 - 8:02 PM

Dalam rancangan RUU KUHP yang disusun pemerintah hukuman mati bisa diubah jadi hukuman seumur hidup bila memenuhi syarat tertentu seperti terpidana menyesal atau menunjukkan perbuatan terpuji

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Bodies of Australians executed in Indonesia arrive home

May 02, 2015 - 12:27 PM

Reports say the bodies of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are on the flight which touched down in Sydney early Saturday and also carried their respective relatives

BALI NINE. Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) are seen in a holding cell in Denpasar, Bali, in 2006. File photo by AFP

Protes eksekusi, dosen di Australia minta mahasiswa Indonesia keluar kelas

May 01, 2015 - 6:28 PM

Dosen tersebut sudah meminta maaf Ia bilang tak ada maksud untuk mendiskriminasi siapapun

BALI NINE. Terpidana mati asal Australia, Andrew Chan dan Myuran Sukumaran, berada di dalam penjara ketika sedang menanti sidang di Bali, 2006. Foto oleh AFP

Australian gallery removes Widodo portrait after executions

May 01, 2015 - 10:51 AM

National Portrait Gallery director Angus Trumble says he had the photographic portrait of Widodo removed given the strength of feeling about the executions

ANGER AT WIDODO? A child holds stickers of a campaign to save two Australian citizens from death sentence, in Bali, Indonesia, 31 January 2015. Photo by J.Chris/EPA

Mary Jane Veloso's family to Aquino: 'Taumbayan ang tumulong'

May 01, 2015 - 10:00 AM

UPDATED The Velosos are grateful for the overwhelming public support they received during their ordeal in Indonesia when Mary Jane was scheduled to be executed by firing squad

WELCOME HOME. The family emerges at the airport wearing T-shirts printed with these calls: "Justice for Mary Jane! Justice for all migrant workers.”

How the viral petition to save Mary Jane Veloso reached Jokowi

Apr 30, 2015 - 4:44 PM

The SaveMaryJane campaign proves that even in the darkest of hours it is worth holding on to the tiniest inch of hope because a fight to save a person’s life is always a battle worth fighting for

Indonesia wRap: 30 April 2015

Apr 30, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Australia tarik Dubes mereka dari Indonesia setelah duo Bali Nine dieksekusi sementara petinju Pacquaio berencana kunjungi Mary Jane Veloso di penjara Haji Lulung mangkir dari panggilan polisi dan bersiaplah untuk menonton konser Big Bang di bulan Agustus

PM Australia Tony Abbott. Foto oleh EPA

Jokowi on Mary Jane Veloso: I listened to rights groups

Apr 29, 2015 - 10:38 PM

President Jokowi did not only consider President Aquino s last minute appeal for Mary Jane Veloso s life but also human rights activists

President Benigno S. Aquino III and His Excellency Joko Widodo, President of the Republic of Indonesia, share a light moment following their joint press statement at the Reception Hall of the Malacañan Palace during the State Visit to the Philippines on Monday (February 09, 2015). This is President Widodo’s first State Visit to the Philippines. In the spirit of ASEAN solidarity, it is tradition on the part of a new head of state to immediately conduct introductory visits to fellow ASEAN Member States. Indonesia was the Philippines’ 11th largest trade partner in 2013, with total trade amounting to US$3.62billion. The Philippines and Indonesia enjoy excellent bilateral relations and cooperate extensively in numerous areas.

Pemerintah tetap tegas bela hukuman mati

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:21 PM

Tak peduli kecaman pemerintah tegaskan bahwa eksekusi terpidana narkoba memang dibutuhkan

'WHY GO?' A hand painted sign left is seen outside the Indonesian Consulate in Maroubra, Sydney, Australia, April 29, 2015. Dan Himbrechts/EPA

Indonesia wRap: 29 April 2015

Apr 29, 2015 - 7:48 AM

Setelah sempat tertunda akibat Konferensi Asia Afrika Indonesia akhirnya melaksanakan eksekusi mati terhadap 9 narapidana Rabu dinihari Sementara itu Ketua KPK non aktif Abraham Samad ditahan oleh Polisi terkait kasus dugaan kepemilikan dokumen palsu

Abraham Samad berpose di depan mural di Jakarta. Foto oleh Adek Berry/AFP

Indonesia eksekusi 8 napi, Mary Jane Veloso ditunda

Apr 29, 2015 - 1:50 AM

Terpidana mati Mary Jane Veloso dikabarkan batal dieksekusi Menurut laporan TV nasional di tanah air Indonesia membatalkan eksekusi untuk Mary Jane untuk hormati proses hukum di Filipina

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After 5 years, Mary Jane Veloso goes viral

Apr 29, 2015 - 12:05 AM

What does it take to to talk about an issue as big as Veloso s? Looming death apparently

Indonesia: Mary Jane Veloso to be executed on Wed 1am

Apr 28, 2015 - 8:38 PM

4th UPDATE Indonesia s attorney general confirms that executions will begin at 1am on Wednesday midnight in Indonesia Mary Jane Veloso is to be the third in line

Gugatan terpidana mati Serge Areski ditolak PTUN

Apr 28, 2015 - 6:06 PM

Harapan terpidana mati Serge pupus setelah Pengadilan Tata Usaha Negara PTUN menolak gugatannya terhadap keputusan grasi presiden

Foto terpidana mati asal Perancis Serge Areski Atlaoui oleh Bagus Indahono/EPA

Anguished families make 'last visit' before Indonesia executions

Apr 28, 2015 - 11:47 AM

Australian media has published photos of crosses that will be used for their coffins inscribed with the date 29 04 2015

Harapan terakhir para terpidana mati

Apr 27, 2015 - 2:08 PM

Para terpidana mati menyatakan keinginan terakhir mereka: Menikah di penjara melukis sampai akhir hayat sampai di mana mereka ingin dimakamkan

BALI NINE. Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) the ringleaders of the 'Bali Nine' drug ring, are seen in a holding cell while awaiting court trial in Bali in 2006. Photo by AFP

Halt Indonesia drug executions until graft claims probed – Australia

Apr 27, 2015 - 10:28 AM

The call comes after Fairfax Media published allegations of corruption by the judges who sentenced Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan in 2006

Indonesia wRap: 27 April 2015

Apr 27, 2015 - 8:00 AM

Eksekusi mati Ray Sahetapy patung Gus Dur Maroon 5 dan semua yang kamu lewatkan akhir pekan kemarin

Saudara Mary Jane Veloso, Christopher Veloso, berdemonstrasi di depan kedutaan besar Indonesia di Makati, Filipina, 24 April 2015. Foto oleh EPA

Asian netizens call on Jokowi to #SaveMaryJane

Apr 26, 2015 - 6:00 PM

We appeal to our respective Heads of State and peoples to join the international clamor to save the life of Filipina Mary Jane Veloso

Indonesia informs convicts of execution, Frenchman excluded

Apr 25, 2015 - 9:22 PM

Tony Spontana a spokesman for the attorney general s office does not give a date for the executions but a lawyer for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso says she had been informed she would be put to death on Tuesday April 28

FINAL APPEAL. Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso (C) escorted by police officers during an appeal hearing in Yogyakarta on March 3, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Australia says executions of 2 nationals in Indonesia 'imminent'

Apr 25, 2015 - 8:28 PM

Nothing can be gained and much will be lost if these two young Australians are executed says Foreign Minister Julie Bishop

EXECUTIONS 'IMMINENT.' Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (L) inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against their death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, on 8 October 2010. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Mary Jane sudah diberitahu tanggal eksekusi

Apr 25, 2015 - 6:48 PM

Mary Jane meminta anaknya bangga pada dia karena dia mati menanggung dosa orang lain

Profiles of foreigners on death row in Indonesia

Apr 24, 2015 - 10:51 PM

Here are brief profiles of the inmates who include two from Australia one each from Brazil France and the Philippines and four from Africa

DRILLS. Indonesian special police squad hold a drill ahead of the transfer of Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Kerobokan Prison to Nusakambangan Prison in Denpasar, Bali, on February 27, 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Napak tilas 10 terpidana mati kasus narkoba

Apr 24, 2015 - 7:20 PM

Di tengah hingar bingar pelaksanaan Konferensi Asia Afrika KAA 2015 sepanjang pekan ini 10 terpidana mati kasus narkotika dan obat obatan berbahaya narkoba menanti dengan gelisah datangnya waktu eksekusi yang kian dekat

Polisi Indonesia menyelenggarakan latihan sebelum memindahkan terpidana mati asal Australia Andrew Chan dan Myuran Sukumaran dari LP Kerobokan ke LP Nusakambangan, pada Februari 2015. Foto oleh Made Nagi/EPA

Families of death row inmates, fearing worst, head to Indonesia

Apr 24, 2015 - 3:44 PM

Diplomats said they had not been informed of when the group will be executed but the steps underway suggest that an announcement could be imminent

Uni Fahira dan Mary Jane

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:58 PM

Agak ganjil memang membandingkan Fahira Idris dan Celoso tapi keduanya berusaha menyelamatkan hidup Fahira memperjuangkan generasi muda dari bahaya minuman keras Celia memperjuangkan nyawa anaknya dari regu tembak

PH not informed of Mary Jane's transfer to island

Apr 24, 2015 - 12:33 PM

Moved to a prison island in the middle of the night Mary Jane Veloso misses her family from the Philippines by around an hour

VELOSO TRANSFERRED. Indonesian armored police vehicles transporting Filipino death-row prisoner Mary Jane Veloso to Nusa Kambangan prison leave the Wirogunan prison in Yogyakarta, Indonesia, on April 24, 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

FAST FACTS: Executions in Indonesia

Apr 24, 2015 - 11:21 AM

This is how death row convicts are executed in Indonesia

DRILLS. Indonesian special police squad hold a drill ahead of the transfer of Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Kerobokan Prison to Nusakambangan Prison in Denpasar, Bali, on February 27, 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Indonesia orders preparations for executions

Apr 24, 2015 - 2:59 AM

The attorney general s office also revealed that a Filipina among the group will be moved on Friday to a prison island where the executions will take place

DRILLS. Indonesian special police squad hold a drill ahead of the transfer of Australian death-row prisoners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran from Kerobokan Prison to Nusakambangan Prison in Denpasar, Bali, on February 27, 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Indonesia court rejects death penalty for 2 drug smugglers

Apr 20, 2015 - 10:30 PM

Sentencing a defendant is not about revenge but more a form of education and lesson so that in the future the defendant won t conduct another criminal act

EXECUTED. Ambulances carrying the bodies of 5 drug convicts executed by firing squad at the Nusakambangan Island prison complex in Cilacap, Central Java, on January 18, 2015. Photo by EPA

Indonesia, negeri pecinta mati

Apr 10, 2015 - 12:06 PM

Pengedar narkoba bukan orang suci tapi layakkah mereka dihukum mati?

Sebuah potret Presiden Jokowi yang dilukis oleh terpidana mati asal Australia Myuran Sukumaran. Foto oleh EPA

Fresh legal bids for Filipina, Bali 9 on death row

Apr 09, 2015 - 7:17 PM

Lawyers for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso will seek a second case review while lawyers for the Australian Bali Nine pair went to the Constitutional Court

ANOTHER ATTEMPT. Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso seen here in Sleman court in March 2015. Photo by Bimo Satrio/EPA

Australia doing 'everything it can' for Bali death row pair

Apr 08, 2015 - 1:30 PM

Tony Abbott says he has spoken to Jokowi again about the Bali Nine pair

BILATERAL TIES. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott (L) is greeted by Indonesian President Joko Widodo shortly before a meeting at the presidential palace, in Jakarta on October 20, 2014. File photo by EPA

Indonesian court rejects death row Australians' appeal

Apr 06, 2015 - 3:13 PM

UPDATED Lawyers say they will file an application to the Constitutional Court but the Attorney General s Office says there will be no more delays to the executions

LAST BID. Australian Andrew Chan (R) and Myuran Sukumaran (C) seen in this 2010 file photo with their lawyer at the Denpasar District Court in Bali. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

On death row: Indonesia’s zeal for capital punishment

Apr 04, 2015 - 12:12 PM

Drug dealers are no saints – that’s a given – they are criminals But do they deserve the death penalty?

Indonesian court to rule Monday on death row Australians' appeal

Apr 01, 2015 - 3:34 PM

Verdicts on the appeals would be handed down on Monday

ON DEATH ROW. Australian drug smuggling suspects Andrew Chan (L) and Myuran Sukumaran (R) inside a holding cell waiting for their trial at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia, in February 2006. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Indonesian court rejects appeal of Filipina on death row

Mar 26, 2015 - 8:05 PM

In her application for judicial review Mary Jane Veloso s lawyers argue that she was not provided with a capable translator during her first trial

Mary Jane, warga Filipina yang divonis mati dalam kasus narkoba, sedang ditenangkan oleh seorang konseling asal Indonesia, sebelum menjalani sidang Peninjauan Kembali pada 3 Maret 2015. Foto oleh Suryo Wibowo/AFP

The wRap Indonesia: March 13, 2015

Mar 13, 2015 - 4:47 PM

Indonesia says 32 held or missing in Turkey Jakarta city countil summons governor s wife Indonesian child artist claims he was molested by Singaporean manager and more

Protesters wear a mask of Jakarta Governor Basuki Tjahaja Purnama's face during a protest supporting him on March 2, 2015. Photo by Gatta Dewabrata/Rappler

Indonesia signals will not execute foreigners for at least 16 days

Mar 12, 2015 - 2:53 PM

UPDATED There has been no change of plans from the Indonesian Attorney General Office that all executions will be all at once

DRILLS. Indonesian special police squad hold a drill ahead of the transfer of Australian death-row prisoners from Kerobokan Prison to Nusakambangan Prison in Denpasar, Bali, on February 27, 2015. Photo by Made Nagi/EPA

Australia offers to pay for Bali pair's jail time if spared

Mar 12, 2015 - 10:05 AM

But the repeated calls for clemency is fraying ties between the neighbors with an Indonesian minister threatening Australia with tsunami of asylum seekers

Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop speaks during a press conference. File photo by EPA