404 Death Row Inmates Waiting for Execution in Indonesia: Think Tank

Diana Mariska
Nusakambangan prison in Cilacap, Central Java. (Photo: Antara/Idhad Zakaria)
Nusakambangan prison in Cilacap, Central Java. (Photo: Antara/Idhad Zakaria) - A think tank reports 404 death row inmates are still waiting for execution in Indonesia as of 2021, and some of which have been waiting for a date for more than a decade.

Report released by the Institute for Criminal Justice Reform (ICJR) on Thursday, January 27, revealed that the number of death row inmates in Indonesia per November 2021 increased by 13 percent compared to the figure in 2020 at 355. The data was based on report by the directorate general of corrections at the Ministry of Law and Human Rights.

ICJR also disclosed that among the 404 inmates, 79 have been waiting in correctional facilities for more than 10 years.

The majority of inmates who are awaiting execution are drug convicts (260 inmates), followed by murder convicts (118), convicted robber (nine), convicted psychotropic substance abuse (eight), convicted terrorists (five), theft-related convicts (two), and two convicts involved in child protection cases.

The death row inmates in Indonesia are not placed in special facility and are kept in regular penitentiary.

Based on provinces, Central Java houses the most inmates waiting for capital punishment (180), followed by North Sumatra (52), Jakarta (29), Riau Islands (27), East Java (23), West Java (21), Banten (16), South Sumatra (10), and South Sulawesi (eight).

The rest are located in South Kalimantan (five), West Nusa Tenggara (five), West Kalimantan (five), Riau (four), Lampung (four), Yogyakarta (three), Bali (three), Bengkulu (two), East Kalimantan (two), Aceh (two), and three inmates are  each housed in North Maluku, East Nusa Tenggara, and Jambi, respectively.

Lastly, based on their nationality, 315 inmates are Indonesians, while the remaining are from Malaysia (23), Taiwan (22), China (17), Nigeria (10), Hong Kong (seven), Iran (two), and one inmate from the Philippines, India, Pakistan, Singapore, Zimbabwe, the Netherlands, France, and the United Kingdom.

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