Posts with tag: Bali Nine

Talking Indonesia: whither the death penalty?

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What are the prospects for abolition or reduction in the use of the death penalty in the remainder of President Joko Widodo's time in office? Dr Dave McRae explores these issues with Bali Nine lawyer Professor Todung Mulya Lubis in the latest Talking Indonesia podcast.

We must go beyond symbolic protests

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Indonesia can easily dismiss Australia's objections to the death penalty when it just involves Australians. But Jokowi's policies have opened the window for a more powerful multinational response, write Dr Dave McRae and Diane Zhang.

7 reasons why Bali pair should not have been killed

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Myuran Sukumaran​ and Andrew Chan's deaths were pointless. Australia's response to the executions should focus on how to prevent this happening again, writes Professor Tim Lindsey.

How will the executions affect the bilateral relationship?

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Dr Dave McRae speaks to RN Breakfast about the planned execution of narcotics prisoners in Indonesia and their impact on Indonesia's relations with Australia, and the rest of the world.

A harsh response to executions would be foolish

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If Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran are executed, writes Professor Tim Lindsey, any response should focus on the real issue in dispute between Australia and Indonesia – criminal justice. Photo by Mia Salim, DFAT.

Indonesia's policy on death penalty is incoherent

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Professor Tim Lindsey describes how Indonesia appears determined to execute drug offenders – both foreign and local – if they are caught in Indonesia but spends money to help Indonesian drug offenders avoid execution when they are caught overseas.

Politics turns death penalty into a game of chance

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Professor Tim Lindsey and Associate Professor Simon Butt comment on the Bali Nine executions and the effect that politics is having on the prisoners' appeals. Photo by Dave McRae.

Hope for Bali nine members on death row?

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Following President Joko Widodo's recent decision to deny clemency to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the Leigh Sales, from the ABC, about the remaining legal options for the Bali Nine members.

Tim Lindsey on Jokowi's election and hopes for reform

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Professor Tim Lindsey speaks to the ABC's Beverley O'Connor about the significance of last year's elections and the obstacles President Joko Widodo is likely to face as he seeks to implement his reform program.

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