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Indonesian Islamic group wants death for graft

Tuesday November 15, 2011 07:04:56 PM, AKI

Jakarta: An Islamic group in Indonesia has said people convicted for corruption must be sentenced to death, or "at the minimum have their hands cut off".

Islamic Defenders Front patron Habib M. Riziq said Tuesday he would fully support the death penalty for graft convicts.

He termed it "ridiculous" that Indonesia was debating whether or not to award corruption convicts with sentence cuts for good behaviour in prison.

"In Saudi Arabia corruption convicts' hands are cut off, in China their heads are cut off, in Indonesia corruption convicts have their prison terms cut... I don't understand," he said.




 

 

 

 

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