Human rights lawyer Mulya Lubis shows reporters Myuran Sukumaran’s painting, ‘The Second Last Day’.
Indonesia’s most distinguished practising human rights lawyer, Mulya Lubis, is central to continuing efforts in Indonesia to abolish the death penalty.
The Australian-Indonesia relationship has become frosty and personal, which will test the diplomatic skills of Tony Abbott and Joko Widodo.
The execution of Bali Nine pair Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan presents major problems for the Australian and Indonesian governments.
Australia’s politicians were unable to save Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan from a firing squad in Indonesia.
Australia's politicians were unable to make the most persuasive argument for clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran because Australia is also a combatant in the misguided war on drugs.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan were executed in Indonesia overnight.
A panel of Indonesian experts respond to the executions of eight people, including Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan.
In this photo James Holmes and his defense attorney Daniel King sit in court for an advisement hearing at the Arapahoe County Justice Center, June 4 2013.
Jurors will likely be presented with conflicting notions of sanity and insanity. And they will be forced to confront widely held cultural assumptions about mental illness and violence.
Indonesia’s anti-drug policy that enforces the death penalty for drug traffickers is in line with international law.
International pressure has mounted on Indonesia in recent months to stop its enforcement of the death penalty. But Indonesia should maintain its tough anti-drug stance.
Two Australians will soon be killed at a prison on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan – for no deterrent effect.
Joko Widodo argues that Indonesia needs to execute drug offenders like Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to deter others, but he can produce no evidence to support this claim.
The death chamber at the state penitentiary in Huntsville, Texas.
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The search for clean and painless executions may have failed, raising questions about the constitutionality of capital punishment.
Thing of the past.
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At 48%, the proportion who agree that “for some crimes, the death penalty is the most appropriate sentence” is the lowest ever recorded.
Individual circumstances, including evidence of remorse and rehabilitation over the past decade, don’t matter in the cases of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The plight of Andrew Chan and Myuan Sukumaran in Indonesia illustrates how the death penalty is always highly politicised.
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Australian man Van Tuong Nguyen was executed for drug trafficking in Singapore in 2005.
Australians Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan are being transferred to an Indonesian prison island where they will be executed.
Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan inside a holding cell as they wait for their final appeal against the death sentence at Denpasar District Court in Bali, Indonesia in 2010.
Ideas about drug use that are used to justify the death penalty for smuggling don't hold up under scrutiny.
Joko Widodo is unmoved by international pressure to halt executions in Indonesia.
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Indonesian President Joko Widodo has been on the receiving end of international protests and condemnation for executing foreign nationals in January. He plans to send 11 more convicted drug traffickers…
It is hard to understand exactly where Indonesia under Joko Widodo stands on the death penalty.
For months, Indonesian President Joko Widodo – popularly known as Jokowi – has repeatedly stated his determination to show no mercy to drug offenders facing execution. Jokowi is even reported as having…
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s blanket rejection of clemency requests from drug convicts violates principles of human rights law.
EPA/Dennis M. Sabangan
In Indonesia, the fate of death row convicts lies largely in the hands of the country’s president, who can decide to spare their lives after examining their clemency requests. Indonesian President Joko…
Indonesian media reporting reinforces public support for executing drug offenders, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The issue of the death penalty for drug offenders is receiving a lot of media attention as Indonesia executed convicted drug traffickers last month and plans more in coming weeks. Two members of the Bali…
The Indonesian government is using statistics based on questionable methodology to justify capital punishment.
Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s claim of a national drug “emergency” that necessitates the death penalty for drug crimes is based on questionable statistics. Jokowi, as he is popularly known in Indonesia…
Protests in Australia over the potential execution of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will gain little traction in Indonesia.
It now seems almost inevitable that two Australians, drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, will soon be executed in Indonesia. If this does happen, there will be public protests in Australia…
Australians don’t like the death penalty – we just don’t want the discomfort of having to care about the people it’s applied to.
Barring some sort of last-minute miracle, two relatively young Australian men, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, are going to be killed by the Indonesian state. They will not be the first to die this way…