A single semi-autonomous province, Aceh, approved a draft Islamic criminal by-law that reportedly included the punishment of stoning for adultery. This was never the law in the rest of Indonesia. In March 2013, the Aceh government removed the stoning provision from the draft by-law.

A draft criminal code (2006) retains the death penalty for offenses similar to those in the current penal code, with some inclusion of the other criminal laws discussed herein. The new code was submitted to lawmakers in March 2013, but by the end of our research we found no reports that it had been passed or implemented.

Despite the apparent expansiveness of the scope of the death penalty under Indonesian law, reports indicate that in practice the death penalty has been imposed and carried out only for murder (usually seriously aggravated), terrorism and drug trafficking offenses.


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