Indonesia

Jokowi on the death penalty: hypocritical or consistent?

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Indonesia’s protest over the execution of one of its citizens this week by Saudi Arabia has raised questions about its consistency in relation to its own policy on the death penalty, writes COLIN BROWN. Siti Zaenab was beheaded in Saudi Arabia on 14 April, having been sentenced to death for murdering the wife of her […]

Indonesia

Questions begin to stir on Indonesia’s death penalty policy

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A select few Indonesian scholars, journalists and activists are urging a rethink of the country’s policy of the death penalty, writes ROSS TAPSELL. Since Indonesia’s transition to democracy began in 1998 journalists have been able to comment on and criticise government policies. But during time spent in Indonesia’s main newsrooms since January as part of […]