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‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

‘Thou shalt not kill’: Chris Hayes MP on the death penalty and extrajudicial killings

Both the Indonesian and Philippines presidents invoke populist rhetoric in the use of the death penalty, especially against drug related crime. They say it acts as a deterrent—an argument long debunked by most credible authorities and certainly not supported by any credible evidence. One only has to look at the United States to see that the threat of execution does not deter gun or other serious crime.

Saving Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan – last chance to change course

Saving Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan – last chance to change course

What is the message that Australians, and in particular the Australian government, should be sending to the Indonesian public? It is that the rationale given by President Widodo for not making an exception in relation to Sukumaran and Chan is patently false on the known facts.