Indonesia has some of the world’s strictest drug laws including death by firing squad for some drug traffickers [Anton Raharjo/Anadolu]

An Indonesian court has sentenced Frenchman Felix Dorfin to death for drug smuggling – a surprise verdict after prosecutors asked for a 20-year jail term.

Dorfin, 35, was arrested in September carrying a suitcase filled with about three kilograms of drugs, including ecstasy and amphetamines, at the airport in Lombok, a holiday island next to Bali where foreigners are routinely arrested on drugs charges.

While prosecutors had not asked for the death penalty, Indonesian courts have been known to go beyond their demands.

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