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Indonesia's tough stance on drugs explained

The Indonesian authorities have carried out the executions of eight convicted drug smugglers, despite international calls for a reprieve.

The men - from Australia, Brazil, Nigeria and Indonesia - were shot by firing squad on a prison island in Central Java.

Liston Siregar from BBC Indonesia explains why the government took a tough stance.

  • 28 Apr 2015
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