Indonesia: Supreme Court Encourages Judges to Deliver Life Sentence in Major Graft Cases

The Supreme Court has issued a regulation encouraging judges to deliver a life sentence against any graft convict who has inflicted a loss of more than Rp 100 billion to the state.

Signed by Chief Justice Muhammad Syarifuddin, the regulation details the recommended sentencing according to the amount of financial losses.

The minimum sentence for that amount of state losses should be 10 years’ imprisonment, according to the regulation.

For a corruption case that costs the state between Rp 25 billion and Rp 100 billion, the recommended jail term for the convict is between eight and 16 years.

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