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Compromise reached on death penalty

  • The Jakarta Post

Jakarta | Thu, January 11 2018 | 12:15 am

PREMIUM Capital punishment has been designated an “alternative sentence” in the Criminal Code revision bill currently awaiting passage in the House of Representatives, in a compromise to appease both public opinion and human rights groups.

Under President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo’s administration, 18 death row inmates, all of whom were convicted of drug-related crimes, were executed.

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