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Roque says no to death penalty in drug crimes

Jan 27, 2019 - 5:56 PM

Former presidential spokesperson Harry Roque contradicts the Duterte administration on death penalty for drug-related crimes

NO TO DEATH PENALTY. Harry Roque says he opposes the reimposition of the death penalty for drug-related crimes. Photo by Jire Carreon/Rappler

NBI to investigate 'resurgence' of Bilibid drug trade

Jul 05, 2017 - 8:41 AM

Justice Secretary Vitaliano Aguirre II also says he plans to replace the Special Action Force troops with soldiers inside Bilibid

Inside the New Bilibid Prison in Muntinlupa City on October 28, 2016. Photo by LeAnne Jazul/Rappler

CBCP on death penalty vote: We shall not be silenced

Mar 07, 2017 - 10:00 PM

They may have won but it does not mean that they are right CBCP president Archbishop Socrates Villegas says after the House of Representatives approved the death penalty bill

PRO-LIFE. Lingayen-Dagupan Archbishop Socrates Villegas, president of the Catholic Bishops' Conference of the Philippines, slams the House of Representatives for approving the death penalty bill on 3rd and final reading. File photo by Roy Lagarde

Death for drug convicts: House passes bill on final reading

Mar 07, 2017 - 5:39 PM

4th UPDATE Under the House approved measure drug convicts on death row can be executed either through hanging firing squad or lethal injection

APPROVED. The death penalty bill breezes through the House of Representatives on March 7, 2017. File photos by Rappler

What it was like waiting for death

Aug 02, 2016 - 9:13 PM

Merry Utami one of the drug convicts spared from execution narrates her experience to her lawyer and a human rights activist

Tied to post, blindfolded, given 3 minutes to relax: How Indonesia carries out its death penalty

Jul 30, 2016 - 5:43 PM

Here are 15 steps on how Indonesia executes its convicts via firing squad

Women on death row: 5 similarities between Mary Jane Veloso and Merry Utami

Jul 29, 2016 - 1:12 PM

Both women were scheduled to face the firing squad for alleged drug trafficking but both were spared last minute by the Indonesian government

SIMILARITIES. Merry Utami and Mary Jane Veloso have quite a bit in common. Utami photo from LBH, Veloso photo from Rappler

IN PHOTOS: Indonesia executes drug convicts as country sleeps

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:24 AM

Here are photos on the lead up and the conclusion of the controversial executions

DEATH PENALTY. Indonesian activists throw flower petals during a candlelight protest against death penalty executions, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 July 2016. EPA

Indonesian executions a 'complete mess'

Jul 29, 2016 - 11:06 AM

Questions swirled about the handling of the process which saw the other 10 prisoners slated for death – including from India Pakistan and Zimbabwe – spared at the last minute without explanation

EXECUTED. Indonesian police officers stand guard as an ambulance carrying the body of an executed prisoner Humprey Ejike of Nigeria leaves the port of Nusa Kambangan prison island, in Cilacap. EPA

WATCH: Indonesia executes 4 drug convicts

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:58 AM

Only 4 out of 14 scheduled to be executed are put to death by the Indonesian government

DEATH PENALTY. Indonesian activists hold candles during a candlelight protest against death penalty executions, outside the presidential palace in Jakarta, Indonesia, 28 July 2016. EPA

WATCH: Indonesia executes 4 drug convicts

Jul 29, 2016 - 5:56 AM

Only 4 out of 14 scheduled to be executed are put to death by the Indonesian government

EXECUTED. Cilacap waits for the bodies of those executed. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

Gunshots at night: Indonesia executes 4 drug convicts

Jul 29, 2016 - 2:42 AM

The government carried out the executions by firing squad some time after midnight

EXECUTED. Cilacap waits for the bodies of those executed. Photo by Natashya Gutierrez

LOOK: Drug convict sentenced to death writes heartbreaking letter to President Jokowi

Jul 28, 2016 - 8:01 PM

Merry Utami 42 whom activists say was used as a drug mule without her knowledge writes a last minute plea to the Indonesian president to spare her life

WATCH: Indonesia execution of 14 drug convicts looms

Jul 28, 2016 - 6:34 PM

The executions appear to be sooner than originally thought and could take place as soon as Friday midnight

EXECUTIONS LOOM. Bus Transpas used to move death row convict Merry Utami, enters the gate at the Cilacap port that takes her to the island where she will be executed. ANTARA

Death row: What we know about those scheduled for Indonesia's next executions

Jul 27, 2016 - 3:00 PM

Indonesia is expected to execute 14 total individuals this week including 10 foreigners

TO NUSAKAMBANGAN. Indonesian policemen arrive to cross to Nusakambangan island at the Cilacap port, the only gate to Indonesia's highest security Nusakambangan prison in Cilacap on July 25, 2016. Photo by Bayu Nur/AFP

Indonesia mulls tigers, piranhas, crocs to guard prison for drug convicts

Nov 13, 2015 - 7:04 PM

Aside from crocodiles anti drugs czar Budi Waseso says man eating piranhas and tigers could also be used as guards

MAN-EATERS. Piranhas, tigers could guard a prison island in Indonesia. Photo from Wikimedia

Indonesia wants crocodile-guarded jail for drug offenders

Nov 09, 2015 - 10:08 PM

You can t bribe crocodiles You can t convince them to let inmates escape

Philippine crocodile, photo from Wikipedia

Families plead for lives of Australians on death row in Indonesia

Jan 24, 2015 - 7:33 PM

I m not giving up and I know the Australian government will do everything it can to bring the boys home or even to stop the execution

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

Aquino cites 'drug use' for Nora Aunor snub

Jul 01, 2014 - 12:42 PM

President Benigno Aquino III admits he dropped Nora Aunor from the list of National Artist awardees as he does not want to send a message that drug use for which the actress was arrested in 2005 is acceptable

NORA AUNOR. The esteemed actress is not part of the final announcement of honorees of the National Artist title. Photo from Wikimedia Commons