Analyzing Fair Trial Aspect of Death Penalty for Drug Cases in Indonesia: Policy and Implementation: Special Cases on Women

Women are disproportionately affected by the death penalty for drug offenses, and they experience multiple layers of gender inequality and discrimination in this context.

Drug offenses are the most common crime of conviction for women sentenced to death in Indonesia, but the law does not clearly define drug crimes and does not distinguish between “drug dealers” and people who possess drugs for personal use.

Four of the seven women on death row were sentenced to death for non-violent drug-related offenses, and they were all either drug “mules” who were tricked or coerced into smuggling drugs or were arrested with their husbands and denied involvement in their husband’s drug-related activities.

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