Bali 9 Duo Get 72 Hour Execution Notice

Bali 9 inmates Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan have received their official notification that they will be executed imminently -- as soon as Tuesday. Indonesian law requires they be notified at least 72 hours before the killings.

Another inmate waiting for her final appeal was also moved to the Death Island today, after the decision in her case was announced.

Ten inmates in all received the notices, at least 8 of whom are foreigners convicted of non-violent drug offenses. All will face the firing squad together. [More...]

There are beautiful beaches all over the world. Please do not give your tourist dollars to Bali or Indonesia which executes non-violent drug offenders. Visit Fiji, the Maldives, the Seychelles or Mauritius instead. And please don't buy their products.

Why did they pick now to give the notice? Because Indonesia didn't want the executions to coincide with Asia-Africa Conference, being held in Jakarta between April 19-24. Jakarta is hosting at least 30 heads of state. According to Indonesia Attorney-General HM Prasetyo:

“I think it’s not polite if, when we have lots of guests, we shoot (the prisoners), even though it’s legal,” he said.

In January, Indonesia executed six drug offenders.

< Krugman on the Media's Clinton Rules
  • The Online Magazine with Liberal coverage of crime-related political and injustice news

  • Contribute To TalkLeft

  • Display: Sort:
    My god (none / 0) (#1)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 07:18:16 AM EST
    "I think it's not polite if, when we have lots of guests, we shoot (the prisoners), even though it's legal," he said.

    Reading that make me sick.  It's hard to even believe, but of course I do, that a person with the power of life and death could be so evil and so entirely unselfconscious and matter of fact about it.  

    I admit I have not been following this (none / 0) (#2)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 07:24:53 AM EST
    i wonder if the international community can do or has done anything to stop this.   IMO it's not that different than the killings done by ISIS and others.