The Coalition Reports 6 Records of the Practice of the Death Penalty to the UN Human Rights Committee

Reported records include low transparency and accountability of data and information related to the death penalty. The death penalty is vulnerable to targeting vulnerable people.

Until now, Indonesia still applies the practice of the death penalty. A number of civil society organizations that are members of the Coalition to Abolish the Death Penalty (Koalisi HATI) have reported the practice of the death penalty in Indonesia to the UN Human Rights Committee. The coalition consists of LBH Masyarakat, Imparsial, HRWG, LBH Jakarta, YLBHI, Migrant Care, ICJR, Elsam, One Justice Foundation, Setara Institute, LBH Pers, IKOHI, KontraS, PBHI, and INFID.

The report was carried out considering that Indonesia will undergo a universal periodic review (UPR) or the fourth round of universal periodic reviews in November 2022. Imparsial Deputy Director Ardimanto said there were at least 6 records of the death penalty practice reported by the coalition.

First, the low transparency and accountability of data and information related to the death penalty. The number of death row inmates continues to increase every year. Civil society collects this data through media monitoring due to the lack of accountability from the government (the prosecutor's office), so that there is no accurate official data that can be accessed by the public.

Second, the “war on drugs” approach is based on inaccurate data, thereby increasing the number of death sentences. Most of the death row inmates are related to narcotics crimes as well as the majority of prison residents. "The wrong and wrong 'war on drugs' policy only makes prisons overcapacity," said Ardimanto in a discussion with the theme "Civil Society Report for UPR Indonesia 2022 concerning the Death Penalty and Responding to Recent Death Sentences", Thursday (8/08). 4/2022

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