Thursday, January 22, 2015

Bali 9 (Bali Nine), two of them put to death

Until now, sentenced to death two of the nine members of the Bali 9 (Bali Nine), in the case of smuggling 8.2 kilograms of heroin, which is an Australian citizen, named Myuran Sukumaran, yet undergo execution.

The Attorney General said, execution of Myuran not been implemented, because it is still waiting for clemency efforts Andrew Chan. Currently still in prison Myuran Grobokan, Bali. Myuran known to have been filed and rejected clemency.

Another reason not execution Myuran because under the provisions of the Act which states that when a crime is committed more than one person, of course, the execution will be done simultaneously.

Bali Nine are nine Australian citizen who was arrested on April 17, 2005 in Bali in an attempt to smuggle 8.2 kilograms of heroin from Australia.

The nine men, namely, Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran, Si Yi Chen, Michael Czugaj, Renae Lawrence, Tach Duc Thanh Nguyen, Matthew Norman, Scott Rush and Martin Stephens.

Meanwhile, Amnesty International stated that the first execution of the death penalty under the leadership of President Joko Widodo is a step backwards for human rights.

This is expressed by Amnesty International, located in London, England. The institution assesses execution of the six convicted drug in Indonesia is the first since President Joko Widodo served.

Amnesty International's research director for Southeast Asia and the Pacific Rupert Abbott stated it is a step backwards and a day that is so depressing.

During 2014, no executions in Indonesia, while this year the Indonesian government has announced there will be 20 executions.

Meanwhile, the Ministry of Foreign Affairs stated that the execution of convicted drug cases, both Indonesian citizens or foreigners, has been run by the government in accordance with international legal standards.

If both denied clemency, then certainly smugglers 8.2 kilograms of heroin in 2005 it will follow six other death row inmates have been executed last weekend.