News Shoot drug traf­fick­ers who re­sist: In­done­sia Prez

Kuwait Times - - INTERNATIONAL -

In­done­sia’s Pres­i­dent Joko Wi­dodo has or­dered the po­lice to shoot drug traf­fick­ers who re­sist ar­rest in the lat­est ef­fort to erad­i­cate drug use in the coun­try. In a speech to one of In­done­sia’s po­lit­i­cal par­ties late Fri­day, Wi­dodo urged law en­forcers to crack­down on drug deal­ers in In­done­sia. “Be firm. Es­pe­cially to for­eign drug deal­ers who en­ter the coun­try. If they re­sist even the slight­est, just shoot them,” Wi­dodo said. The In­done­sian Nar­cotics Agency recorded there are 6 mil­lion drug users in the ar­chi­pel­ago out of its 255 mil­lion peo­ple, a sit­u­a­tion the pres­i­dent la­beled “drug emer­gency”. But Wi­dodo’s re­marks prompted crit­i­cism from hu­man rights ac­tivists.

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