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Indonesia, which has extremely strict drug laws, carries out executions by firing squad.
Mr Prasetyo said the executions were in line with Mr Joko's determination to crack down on drug crime, which the government claims kill up to 40 Indonesians daily.
Father Charlie Burrows, a Catholic priest who has lived in Indonesia for 35 years, said it took seven minutes for the men to die after they were shot. As the men moaned and gurgled, the firing squad's leader was apparently unprepared to take the action stipulated in detailed regulations if life lingers - firing a bullet into the head of the condemned from point-blank range.
I do not agree with capital punishment for drug offences.
originally posted by: auroraaus
Scott Rush (one of the Bali 9) 's father Lee, tipped off the Australian Federal Police (AFP) in the first place, he was worried about his son and wanted to stop him from leaving Australia. Scott goes to Bali - AFP then tips off the Indonesian Police and a week later they are arrested.
The AFP could easily have waited until they arrived in Australia and arrest them then - charging them under our own laws. But nope.
For instance Myuran and Andrew of the Bali 9 have helped educate and set up programs for other inmates to reduce recidivism.
Also springs to mind the sad tale of Van Nguyen who was convicted and executed for smuggling heroin in Singapore. He did it for his brother - who was tens of thousands of dollars in debt.
Its black and white in the eyes of Indonesian Law. Australia hasn't pulled their fingers out enough to get their circumstances to change. I don't like to see people executed for a crime like this, but i also dont like seeing the terrible social impacts this crime would have had in Australia. I hope their clemency is accepted and they stay in jail a longtime, but I think people should get over it. This happens to so many of the Balinese people, why not care for them and only the Australian Nationals. Its all in the media- this is just a story for them to play, they didn't care about making a real impact in the 9's lives.
This happens to so many of the Balinese people, why not care for them and only the Australian Nationals. Its all in the media- this is just a story for them to play, they didn't care about making a real impact in the 9's lives.
originally posted by: learnatic
If these laws had have been enforced with Schapple Corby she too would have been executed.
Why would her family or lawyers make 10 enquires any who which would have proven he guilt if she was guility.
Why does Qantas to this day refuse to hand over the weight of Schepples baggage at checkin ?
Why to this day does the federal goverment not ask, request or insist they hand over that data?
after all if she was quilty