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The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars
June 18, 2019

The Real Failure of Southeast Asia’s Drug Wars

By David Hutt
Wars against drugs may be winning political campaigns, but they are losing socioeconomic battles.

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight
May 06, 2019

Japan’s Secretive Death Penalty Poised to Take a Back Seat During Olympic Spotlight

By Thisanka Siripala
With a new imperial year and the 2020 Tokyo Olympics, death row inmates are likely to be spared in the coming two years.
A New Drug Win for Malaysia?
October 11, 2017

A New Drug Win for Malaysia?

By David Hutt
The country could be taking a step forward soon in the region’s continuing struggle with drugs.

'Apprentice': Filmmaker Explores Capital Punishment in Singapore
November 15, 2016

'Apprentice': Filmmaker Explores Capital Punishment in Singapore

By Vishal Arora
Boo Junfeng discusses his latest film, which takes on the issue of capital punishment in Singapore, in an exclusive interview.

Inmate's Sudden Execution Reignites Death Penalty Controversy in Taiwan
June 13, 2016

Inmate's Sudden Execution Reignites Death Penalty Controversy in Taiwan

By Katherine Wei
Taiwan's former justice minister has stirred up controversy over the death penalty in Taiwan.

Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?
February 10, 2016

Taiwan: Can Tsai Ing-Wen Change the Politics of Death?

By Michael Caster
The incoming president faces a debate over the death penalty.

It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows
April 30, 2015

It’s Time ASEAN Took a Good Look at Its Gallows

By Luke Hunt
The bloc has rarely discussed the death penalty. It is time it did.
Indonesia’s Death Penalty Hypocrisy
March 03, 2015

Indonesia’s Death Penalty Hypocrisy

By Nithin Coca
Jokowi’s hardline policy on executions may be imperiling the fight to save hundreds of Indonesian migrants on death row.

Napalm Death, Joko Widodo and the Death Penalty
January 30, 2015

Napalm Death, Joko Widodo and the Death Penalty

By Preston From
Could an underground metal band possibly influence Indonesian politics?

Australian Pair Facing Execution in Indonesia
January 22, 2015

Australian Pair Facing Execution in Indonesia

By Helen Clark
What implications would the executions have for relations between the two neighbors?

Pakistan Reinstates the Death Penalty
December 19, 2014

Pakistan Reinstates the Death Penalty

By Akhilesh Pillalamarri
Following the brutal massacre of children in Peshawar, Pakistan reinstated the death penalty.

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