April 29th, 2022
Reporter: Yessica Irene
Suara USU, Medan. Imparsial with the Commission for Missing Persons and Victims of Violence (Kontras) North Sumatra (North Sumatra), Civil Society Alliance Against Torture (SIKAP), Indonesian National Student Movement (GMNI) Faculty of Law (FH) University of North Sumatra (USU), Law Student Association The State Administration (IMAHARA) of USU's Faculty of Law held a seminar entitled "Is the Death Penalty the Solution for Narcotics Crime?" offline bertempat di Hotel Santika Premiere Dyandra Hotel & Convention, Jln. Kapten Maulana Lubis No. 7, Petisah Tengah, Kec. Medan Petisah, Kota Medan pada Rabu, (27/04).
This event was attended by 100 seminar participants from various groups, namely students, media, civil society groups, and the general public. Filled by discussion triggers who are competent in their fields; Amalia Suri (Imparsial Researcher), Quadi Azam (SIKAP), Evaria Ginting (Legal Counsel for Death Penalty Convicts), Eva Syahfitri Nasution (FH Academician of the Univ. North Sumatra), and Dios (FH Student) USU).
Prior to the discussion, a film screening with the title “Waiting for Justice” was held, which could add new perspectives to the participants, which was then followed up with a discussion.
This discussion discussed a lot about the application of the death penalty and the urgency of implementing the death penalty in Indonesia in narcotics cases. Each material is presented in detail and increases the enthusiasm of the participants to ask questions and discuss further.
The series of events continued with a question and answer discussion, distribution of merchandises for selected participants and closed with an Iftar joint.
"There is no reason for our government to apply the death penalty," said Dios.
Yohannes Lature, as the secretary of DPK GMNI FH USU, said that this activity was an initiation from Imparsial then invited GMNI FH USU and IMAHARA FH USU to work together because they are organizations that highlight cases and have held several trainings on human rights in Medan.
Marihod Lubis as chairman of IMAHARA FH USU expressed his hope for this activity to be carried out, "hopefully we can pay more attention to the implementation of the death penalty in Indonesia at this time, and also the government can pay attention to what effects it has and how to fix it and can minimize the negative things from the impacts. this, and also opens the horizons of students' thinking because there are still many students who are currently apathetic,” said Marihod.
Yohannes also revealed that a day before the implementation of this activity, a google form was distributed containing the participants' opinions about the death penalty, and 50% of them answered that they agreed with the implementation of the death penalty.
“Hopefully after attending this seminar, with the increased perspective of friends who attend this seminar, they can view the death penalty from the perspective of retaliation against perpetrators, perhaps from the perspective of human rights, administration and legal products, and various other perspectives. It is hoped that the death penalty will be abolished, because the right to life is a right that cannot be limited,” concluded Yohannes.
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