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Indonesia's justice system
We ask if the punishment really fits the crime in a justice system riddled with corruption and incompetence.
Last Modified: 01 Mar 2012 11:43

Indonesia prides itself on being a democratic nation, but critics say that its justice system does not reflect the country’s progress.

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Riddled with corruption and incompetent investigative procedures, trials and sentences are often deemed unfair.

Wealthy or politically influential suspects are often able to buy themselves out of a trial, while poorer suspects face abuse in prison.

This week on 101 East we look at Indonesia’s justice system, and ask if the punishment fits the crime.

 
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