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There has been local reaction to the execution of eight drug smugglers in Indonesia this week, prompting concern over whether there is need for stronger laws against drug trafficking in the Caribbean.

Speaking on the issue Human Rights activist Felicia Browne says she stands in complete opposition to the death penalty, because it stands in stark contradiction to the right to life.

Indonesia executed eight of the convicts despite international appeals today. But a Filipino woman among the "Bali Nine" won a last-minute reprieve, according to reports

Ms Browne has described the execution on the convicts as extreme. He believes that legal reform on drug trafficking and abuse must be dealt with on a societal basis, particularly in the Caribbean which has been seen as a hub for drug trafficking.

Indonesia’s Attorney General confirmed the execution ion Tuesday. The statement followed a last-minute appeal from Australia, the European Union and France and emotional scenes as relatives paid their final visits.
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