Last year, the government executed 12 foreign citizens and two Indonesians for drug crimes, sparking international outcry and leading several countries to withdraw their ambassadors from Jakarta.
The director of the National Narcotics Agency said his proposal would cut down on prison corruption because you can't bribe crocodiles.
By Matt Smith
Over 100,000 fires are burning, mostly on the islands of Sumatra and Kalimantan, in order to make way for palm oil, timber, and pulp and paper plantations.
Indonesia announced on Sunday that foreign journalists will be allowed to travel unhindered to West Papau, a region where a 50-year separatist movement has challenged Indonesian territorial claims.
Indonesia reportedly executed eight convicted drug smugglers by firing squad, unexpectedly granting a last-minute reprieve to a domestic worker from the Philippines.
'They Were Both Very Anti-Drugs': We Spoke to an Ex-Cell Mate of the 'Bali Nine' Smugglers on Death Row
Two Australian drug smugglers condemned to death in Indonesia lost what is said to be their final legal challenge on Monday. A former cell mate told VICE News what he thinks this says about justice in the country.
By Liz Fields
Objection to the country's latest round of planned killings has inspired a growing clamor of voices from around the world in an appeal to spare the lives of the condemned.
By Sally Hayden
Tony Iommi is the latest heavy metal hero to lend his voice to the campaign to spare the lives of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, who face imminent death by firing squad.
Australian Police Responsible for Imminent Executions of Two Australians on Indonesian Death Row, Says Lawyer
Convicted drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will face the firing squad this month, the pair learned Friday.
Abu Wardah Santoso is believed to be the first Indonesian to have pledged allegiance to the Islamic State, and is suspected of receiving international recruits and support from the terror group.
Joko Widodo has pledged to halt the illegal clearing for palm oil plantations that is devastating the remote rainforests of Sumatra after responding to a petition to come and see the damage for himself.
After Australia declared that no refugees will be resettled from Indonesia, Indonesia is devising a plan that could send thousands of them to live on a small island, with no clear path out.
The institutional rivalry between Indonesia's army and a police special forces unit turned violent during a siege on Batam island... and was quickly followed by a pop concert.
Australia's government is fighting the release of documents that could shed light on the deaths of more than 200,000 people during Indonesia's occupation of East Timor.
'Indonesia Is Clearly in a Transition': VICE News Talks to Joshua Oppenheimer, Director of 'The Act of Killing' and 'The Look of Silence'
'The Act of Killing' offered a surreal look at the Indonesian genocide. 'The Look of Silence' is the director’s second film on the anti-communist death squads and their carnage.
Joko “Jokowi” Widodo presents Indonesia’s first real chance to break from the entrenched corruption of the political establishment.
By Cal Rednib
With 186 million voters, 235,000 candidates, three time zones, across over 17,000 islands, it's a pretty big operation in Indonesia.