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The Indonesian Civil Society Coalition against the Death Penalty (HATI Coalition) condemns the recent execution of Adami Wilson by the Attorney General’s Office, on Thursday, 14 March 2013.
“All human beings are born free and equal”. Regardless of the reality, this is the value that underpins human rights. Human rights is about equality, about everybody having the same rights, and that the government has the obligation to protect, respect and fulfill it. But, what if there area group of people who,since early in their lives, are discriminated and seen as less of a human being, and then thrust into marginalization,unable to claim their rights? What role must the government play to protect the rights of these people?
Monday, 18 March 2013, the Central Jakarta District Court decided to send a child who uses drugs to receive rehabilitation in a government social rehabilitation for children. Vince (not his real name) was one of ten suspects who were involved in this case. The proceedings were relatively quick and should be appreciated as the judge handed down the rehabilitation verdict to the child instead of imprisonment and put priority on children rights throughout the process.