Saudis execute Indonesian maid after she killed boss while being raped

Indonesian maid Tuti Tursilawati was executed by Saudi Arabia after she killed her boss who was raping her. Jakarata has demanded to know why Saudi Arabia didn’t give prior notice of the execution Saudi Arabia has executed an Indonesian maid who killed her employer during a rape attack, sparking outrage in Jakarta.

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[Eugene Volokh] Indonesian Blasphemy Conviction for Complaining About Mosque’s Loud Call to Prayer

My Spanish blasphemy post reminded that I’ve been meaning to blog about the Indonesian decision, handed down last month. Many news sources have reports, the University of Melbourne’s Indonesia at Melbourne has an unusually detailed one; here’s an excerpt, though the whole thing is worth reading: Late last month, Indonesia’s controversial Blasphemy Law (Law 1/PNPS/1956) claimed another victim.

Source: [Eugene Volokh] Indonesian Blasphemy Conviction for Complaining About Mosque’s Loud Call to Prayer

Indonesian Island Prepares for Devastating Volcanic Eruption

This month has been marked with a staggering number of geological and meteorological catastrophes. Powerful hurricanes have pummeled the Gulf of Mexico and the Caribbean, and a spate of earthquake events rocked Mexico. Now, geologists worry that seismic activity in Indonesia will lead to a powerful volcanic eruption.

Source: Indonesian Island Prepares for Devastating Volcanic Eruption