OPINION: Indonesian Executions Harm Jok…

If the world thought Indonesia was getting a warm, fuzzy and forward-thinking leader when it elected Joko Wido president last year, the pending second round of executions of several foreigners on drug charges should finally put an end to that. President Joko does not have to push these state-sanctioned killings ahead. He could stop them, show clemency, call for a moratorium on executions to study the issue. Instead, he has relied on questionable assertions about a drug emergency in the country and the unquestioned popularity of the death penalty domestically to move the killings forward.

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