Spectacle of the Scaffold? The Politics of Death Penalty in Indonesia

By Deasy Simandjuntak, on 1 January 2015

Simandjuntak’s article comes back to the death sentences part of the “war against drugs” conducted by President Widjojo in Indonesia. In 2015, 14 drug convicts – mostly foreign nationals – have been executed. The article also comes back to the wide support to the death penalty in the country, on the debate on the presumed deterrent effect of the death penalty and on the political function of the capital punishment in Indonesia.

  • Document type Article
  • Countries list Indonesia
  • Themes list Public opinion, Deterrence , Drug Offences, Foreign Nationals, Country/Regional profiles,