Indonesia’s push to execute drug convicts underlines flaws in justice system

Amnesty International has denounced the manifestly flawed administration of justice in Indonesia that resulted in flagrant human rights violations
The New York Times (US)
Saturday, August 13, 2016

More than a year after Indonesia drew international censure by putting to death 12 foreigners convicted of drug crimes, the country has resumed a war on drugs by way of executions — and has again put a spotlight on its profoundly flawed justice system. Critics in Indonesia and abroad say those flaws go so deep that the country should not employ the death penalty at all. Researchers have found that many condemned convicts were tortured by the police into confessing, did not receive access to lawyers or were otherwise denied fair trials.