Saturday, 18 November 2017 | 19:20 WIB

Attorney General Admits Other Institutions Affects Execution of Death Penalty

Attorney General M Prasetyo during meeting with the House’ Commission III.

JAKARTA, NETRALNEWS.COM - Attorney General M Prasetyo admits his office is waiting for completion of legal aspects in order to carry out the death penalty, especially for death row inmates convicted on drug charges.

According to him, there are a lot of death row inmates who have been convicted inkrah (legally binding), about 10 people. Nevertheless, execution is also constrained by the rejection of death penalty from non-governmental organizations.

"There are always pros and cons, that's what we consider," Prasetyo said in Jakarta, Monday (10/16/2017).

Another obstacle, positive law in Indonesia requires a legally binding decision and all legal rights of the inmates are met before executing the death penalty.

The technical preparation of execution has actually been completed since the end of July 2016. A total of 24 executors from the police was ready 100 percent. Nusakambangan Prison at that time had even been sterilized in preparation for the execution. However, until now the execution has not been implemented.

Prasetyo said, there are two aspects that must be met when executing the death penatly; the juridical and technical aspects. The juridical aspect relates to the process and legal rights of the inmates.

According to him, there are still death row inmates who filed a review and pardon. Thus, not all legal rights have been met.

"If the juridical aspect is met, the technical aspect is easy, we would just do it (execute)," he said.