Talking Indonesia: whither the death penalty?

What are the prospects for capital punishment in Indonesia during the remainder of President Joko Widodo’s term in office? What avenues are open to opponents to push for abolition or a reduction in use of the death penalty?


In this Talking Indonesia podcast episode, I explore these issues with Professor Todung Mulya Lubis, prominent human rights lawyer, honorary professor at the Melbourne Law School, and the Indonesian defence lawyer for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.


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Photo by Migrant Care.


Dave McRae is a Senior Lecturer at the Asia Institute in the Faculty of Arts at the University of Melbourne. He is also an Associate at the Centre for Indonesian Law, Islam and Society.