Indonesian trials to go online

Heightened risk: People queuing to get free food without social distancing amid the Covid-19 outbreak in Bogor, Indonesia. — Reuters

As the Covid-19 epidemic in Indonesia shows no signs of easing, two of the country’s highest courts, the Supreme Court and the Constitutional Court, have switched to virtual trials to keep the judicial system running.

The Supreme Court has determined in an unprecedented decision that all lower courts are to use the Zoom video conferencing platform to conduct their trials fully online starting April 13.

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