Covid-19, Indonesian corruptors Prisoners will not release

JAKARTA, TheIndonesiaPost – Release of 30 thousand Indonesian Prisoners by the Ministry of Law and Human Rights is an Indonesian government policy related to the Corona Covid-19 virus outbreak. However, of the tens of thousands of people convicted of the crime, there are no prisoners of corruption, drugs, terrorists, and other serious crimes.

“There are no Corruption, Drug and Terrorist Prisoners. There are not even other serious crimes inmates. Those who are released must have certain conditions,” said Coordinating Minister for Politics, Law and Human Rights, Mahfud MD.

Prisoners released by the Minister of Justice and Human Rights, Yasonna Laoly, are prisoners who have served a detention period of two thirds of the sentence, for child convicts already serving half (1/2) the detention period. The provision is regulated in Government Regulation No. 99 of 2012 concerning the Requirements and Procedures for the Implementation of the Rights of Prison Assisted Citizens

There is a plan by Minister Yasonna Laoly to propose that the same exemption be applied to Corruption Prisoners, but the discourse has received strong opposition and protest from civil society. In fact, the Coordinating Minister for Political Law and Human Rights, Mahfud MD, ensured that the Government Regulation will not be revised. “There are no plans to give remission or parole to corruption convicts,” Mahfud said. (hmi/ray/ bbs).


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