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Should witchcraft be criminalized?

  • Amich Alhumami

Jakarta | Fri, April 5 2013 | 11:06 am

PREMIUM The Criminal Code — inherited from 1918 Dutch colonialists — is to be revised. The government has proposed a new bill to the House of Representatives for deliberation. The bill has sparked controversy as it includes witchcraft in the penal code, categorizing it as a criminal offense punishable under the law.

The reason witchcraft must be incorporated into the criminal law is because it...