Facts about the death penalty in Indonesia

A British woman has been found with almost 5kg of cocaine in her possession in Bali, a province of Indonesia. Drugs offences carry the death penalty in Indonesia.

  • Around 100 people currently on death row
  • Last known execution in November 2008
  • Two people executed for drugs offences in that year
  • The Constitution gives the President power to grant clemency
  • 62 foreigners sentenced to death and nine executed (1982-2009)
  • Execution by shooting is still legal, but there have been recent attempts to ban it

(Source: Death Penalty Worldwide)

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