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As executions drop, review death penalty

  • Usman Hamid
    Usman Hamid

    Director of Amnesty International Indonesia

Jakarta | Thu, April 12, 2018 | 09:49 am
As executions drop, review death penalty A group of activists stages a protest in Semarang, Central Java, to reject the death penalty. (

PREMIUM The global trend to resort to the death penalty decreased in 2017. The good news is that Indonesia played a part in this positive trend by not carrying out any executions and reducing the number of death sentences imposed. The bad news: The country still keeps the death penalty in its laws, meaning the constant threat of the ultimate cruel and inhuman form of punishment still looms over more than ...

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