13 January 2015Indonesia : what strategy to stop executions ?

As a researcher at The Commission for The Disappeared and Victims of Violence (KontraS), Puri Kencana Putri tells us more about death penalty in Indonesia. Who are the five inmates who were supposed to be/ should have been executed by the end of year ? For the first time, in Indonesia, executions were revealed in such way. However, through the Indonesian General attorney, Mr. HM. Prasetyo, the Government gave a robust signal:by the end of this year, there will be 5 potential...

13 January 2015Indonesia : what strategy to stop executions ?

In Indonesia, authorities released the names of the six condemned people who are at imminent risk of execution. The public prosecutor declared that executions would take place before the end of January. It was an expected announcement. Elected last October, the Indonesian president Joko Widodo became a fierce defender of the death penalty in the name of, the fight against drug trafficking. In December, he already announced that five prisoners would be shot before the end of 2014. As a...