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 are scheduled for execution , 9 of whom are foreigners convicted of non-violent drug offenses. All will face the firing squad together. (Correction: Not all 10 of those scheduled for execution received notices. French citizen Serge Areski Atlaoui and Nigerian citizen Raheem Agbaje Salami still have appeals pending. Brazilian citizen Rodrigo Gularte is still waiting the outcome of his mental health assessment. The lone Indonesian in the group, Zainal Abidin bin Mgs Mahmud Badarudin, also has a pending appeal. [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.

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    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.

    they tried and failed (none / 0) (#10)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 02:55:49 PM EST
    Brazil and the Netherlands withdrew their ambassadors. The prime minister of Australia telephoned Indonesia's president. The Pope spoke out as did every human rights group. France has protested. Read my earlier posts.

    Actually (none / 0) (#12)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 03:23:10 PM EST
    i did go back and read some.  Thanks for calling attention to the issue.  

    Their laws; their country (none / 0) (#3)
    by NycNate on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 07:40:01 AM EST
    I may not agree. But, I have no problem with it. I've been all over the world. Every place has their own laws. Either abide them. Work to change them. Or leave/never visit. Simple as that.

    That is (5.00 / 2) (#4)
    by lentinel on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 08:41:53 AM EST
    what Jeralyn wrote.

    Boycott that dump.

    Work to change their draconian policies by boycotting corporate entities that support Bali.

    But, I honestly can't understand how you could possibly say, under any circumstances, that you have "no problem" with these horrific executions.

    It makes me sick to think of it.


    Better for them if they'd just killed someone... (none / 0) (#5)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 09:56:42 AM EST
    Last week, a Bali Judge sentenced a man and woman who murdered her mother to 10 and 18 year terms.

    Daily Mail: The two are accused of bludgeoning the 62-year-old widow to death in her hotel room in Bali and cramming the battered body into a piece of luggage. They are said to have taken the suitcase down to the hotel lobby and given it to a taxi driver, saying they would be back.

    After two hours, and with blood starting to seep from the case the driver went to police who found the young lovers asleep in each other's arms in a hotel near the island's international airport.

    [The Judge] described Schaefer's deeds as sadistic, but said his politeness and an expression of remorse during his trial meant he did not receive a heavier sentence.

    My advice to smugglers?  Fake sincerity.

    So what's different from here then? (2.00 / 1) (#6)
    by Erehwon on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:53:02 AM EST
    Fake sincerity works here as there. Which is one of the many reasons why I am totally opposed to the death penalty.

    What I find disturbing is that the apparent readiness to pile on Indonesia for sins committed in many places in the world including here. We should skip beaches in all US states where the death penalty is used a little too liberally, right?


    The U.S. does not execute (none / 0) (#11)
    by Jeralyn on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 02:57:58 PM EST
    non violent drug offenders.

    If I'd left out the snark, (none / 0) (#13)
    by Mr Natural on Sun Apr 26, 2015 at 10:56:56 AM EST
    my small point would have been clearer.  Murder is usually treated as the worse crime.  For reference, Wikipedia on the Indonesian Death Penalty. and the 2005 convictions of the Bali Nine.

    The rate at which Indonesia employs the death penalty is low compared to the U.S.  In 2008, the last year for which I could find data, Indonesia's homicide rate was 8.1/100,000.  With its 2008 population that's 18,962 murders.  

    But there are only about 130 people on Death Row in Indonesia,(2013 population: 264 Million).  They've only executed 31 people since 1999, so that's not how they keep the death row population down.  

    In contrast, America, population ~316 Million, had a 2013 death row population of 3,088 inmates.

    Texas, with a population (26 Million) one tenth that of Indonesia, executed 35 people in 1999 alone.  It has executed twelve times as many people as Indonesia since then, 360 people.

    My point?  There is no point.  I poked around and found some data.  Bali's supposed to be an island paradise, not a death zone.  But it still ain't as bad as Texas.


    Doing some googling this morning (none / 0) (#7)
    by CaptHowdy on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 10:53:44 AM EST
    to find out more about this.  


    Interesting stuff.  One of the things I learned is that they are focusing more on tourism from China which tell me they are being hurt in the western tourist trade.


    Seriously conflicted Tourism marketing: (none / 0) (#8)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 02:27:48 PM EST
    Related Reports: (none / 0) (#9)
    by Mr Natural on Sat Apr 25, 2015 at 02:49:56 PM EST
    '72 hours just started': Chilling note Myuran Sukumaran scribbled on his new self-portrait as he and Andrew Chan are told they WILL be executed this week.  Photos of several of a Sukumaran's self portraits are included.

    Bali nine: drug supply suspect killed in seconds by police is the story of an alleged Bali Nine supplier.