The Undemocratic Criminal Code
Monday, 25 July 2022
The Criminal Code Bill is full of legal threats to personal and political rights. It is anti-democratic.
THE drawing up of the Criminal Code Bill (RKUHP) ignores the principle that laws should be made to protect people’s political rights and privacy. As a result, the proposed revised Criminal Code (KUHP) contains many ways of punishing those who use these rights.
Article 218 of the bill, for example, punishes anyone seen as insulting the president. It seems that those who drew up the bill were suffering from historical amnesia, having forgott...
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