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    Australian Drug Smugglers on Indonesia Death Row Plead for Lives

    Australian Drug Smugglers on Indonesia Death Row Plead for Lives
    By Agence France-Presse on 2:28 pm May 5, 2013.
    Category Featured, Law & Order, News
    Tags: australia, Bali drug smuggling, Bali Nine, capital punishment death penalty Indonesia, illegal drugs



    Australian drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran, one of the so-called “Bali Nine” gang, stands in front of his paintings in Denpasar, Bali, in this Sept. 28, 2011 file photo. Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia have made a desperate plea for their lives, insisting they are reformed characters and deserves a second chance. (AFP Photo/Sonny Tumbelaka)
    Sydney. Two Australian drug smugglers on death row in Indonesia have made a desperate plea for their lives, insisting they are reformed characters and deserve a second chance.

    Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, part of the “Bali Nine,” were convicted and sentenced to death for their role in an attempt to smuggle eight kilograms of heroin into Australia from the resort island in 2005.

    The rest are serving lengthy sentences, including life terms.

    Both men have lost their final appeals, with their fate now in the hands of President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono, who can grant clemency.

    But with Indonesia in February announcing it planned to put to death some convicts for murder and drugs offenses in 2013 after not carrying out an execution for several years, concerns about their fate are growing.

    Sukumaran and Chan told Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper they were having nightmares involving being shot dead by a firing squad.

    “That scenario, being lined up, having a thing tied over your face and seeing these people in front of you with guns. That is the image that comes to my mind,” said Sukumaran, 32.

    He said execution would end their lives just when they were achieving good for others, pointing to their part in running computing, English, and art workshops for prisoners in Kerobokan jail.

    “We are sorry for what we did. We were young and stupid. I would ask, please forgive us and give us a second chance, a chance to make up for what we have done,” he said.

    “I want to become a better person and I want to help everybody else become a better person as well.”

    Chan also said he was a changed man.

    “Sincerely I am sorry for the crime that I did commit and I apologize to the Australian public for that,” he said.

    Indonesia has stiff penalties for drug trafficking, including life imprisonment and death. There is no time frame for Yudhoyono to grant clemency.

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    Before they even strapped the shit to themselves they knew the repercussions of their actions.

    Suck it up morons.

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    Bali Nine Inmate Accused of Hatching Kerobokan Murder Plot

    In this photograph taken on Feb. 25, 2012 a prisoner’s hands cover the window of an iron door of Kerobokan Prison in Bali. (AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad)Denpasar.[at]Convicted “Bali Nine” drug trafficker Ranae Lawrence was accused on Sunday of masterminding a plan to murder two guards at Bali’s notorious Kerobokan Prison after staff discovered a knife a text message exchange detailing the plot.Kerobokan staff conducted a raid on the prison cells earlier this week, seizing some 52 cellphones and several sharp objects from the women’s ward,[at]chief warden Gusti Ngurah Wiratna explained on Sunday.

    A knife and a BlackBerry were taken from Lawrence’s cell.When officers checked the phone, they allegedly found a BlackBerry Messenger conversation where Lawrence ordered[at]Joaninha Maria Sonia Gonzales to murder two guards.

    Guards questioned both Lawrence, who was undergoing treatment for a problem with her appendix, and Sonia, who was jailed for kidnapping a French child.“In the messages, Renae ordered Sonia to kill two of our female guards,” Wiratna[at]said.[at]“Upon her [Lawrence] return from hospital, we questioned her and she confessed [to the plot].”

    The warden told reporters he felt betrayed by Lawrence’s alleged plot. She had always been a model inmate at the prison and rose to become something of a leader for the other women, he said. Wiranta now doubts her sincerity.“She was like a daughter to me,” he said. “But apparently all of her good acts were just camouflage. She’s nothing more than a fox in sheep’s clothing.”

    Lawrence will be moved to another prison in Bali, Wiratna[at]said. She will also be denied a Christmas-time sentence cut. No further legal action was immediately planned.“She has been moved to the state detention facility in Jembrana,” he said.[at]Lawrence, along with eight other members of the Bali Nine group, was convicted for attempting to smuggle 8.2 kilograms of heroin from Bali to Australia in 2005

    Bali Nine Inmate Accused of Hatching Kerobokan Murder Plot - The Jakarta Globe

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    i'am on top

    saw some footage of ranae lawrence on tv today,
    gee, she sure looks like a big mean bull dyke.

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    Never mind her life is now fucked. Silly cow. Different prison after all she had made for herself there. She was happier there than free, had a babe, a cell they shared, and the warden cheering for her. Now that is all gone. I thought Shapelle was the stupid one.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post
    Sukumaran and Chan told Sydney’s Sunday Telegraph newspaper they were having nightmares involving being shot dead by a firing squad.
    They should have thought about it before.

    Jesus, these crybabies need to be offed.

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    INDONESIAN President Joko Widodo has ruled out issuing pardons for any drug convicts on death row, including two Australians being held in Bali.Bali Nine inmates, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, have had a clemency request before the president for more than two years.“I will reject clemency request submitted by 64 death convicted of drugs cases,”

    President Jokowi said during a lecture at Gadjah Mada University on Tuesday.According to Indonesian news website Kompas.com, President Jokowi said that most of the prisoners had “destroyed the future of the nation”.

    He said the rejection of clemency served as “important shock therapy” for drug dealers, traffickers and users.Mr Joko’s new policy will condemn Chan, Sukumaran and more than 60 other drug prisoners to the firing squad.

    The comments come just a week after the president announced that five convicts would be executed by the end of the month.


    Indonesian President Joko Widodo rejects Bali Nine clemency for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran | News.com.au

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    So, we're to hear of 5 executions within the next 3 weeks.

    I'll bet the ragheads are looking forward to it, the hypocrites.

    Merry Xmas.

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    Prasetyo: Two Oz Drug Offenders to Be Executed Next



    Jakarta. Two Australian citizens are next in line to be executed for drug offenses in Indonesia, the attorney general said on Monday, in a move likely to strain ties between the neighbors.

    Myuran Sukumaran, 33, and Andrew Chan, 31, are among eight prisoners due to be executed after President Joko Widodo rejected their clemency pleas last month, in the latest of a string of death sentences for drug offenders, including foreigners.

    “We have heard that many Australians support the execution and it is one of the things that pushes us to feel we are not making a mistake,” Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo told a news conference in Jakarta.

    It was not immediately clear when the executions would take place.

    Others on death row include citizens of Brazil, France, Ghana, Indonesia, Nigeria and the Philippines, a spokesman for the attorney general’s office said last week.

    Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has sought clemency for the two members of the so-called Bali Nine, who were arrested at Bali’s Denpasar airport in 2005 for attempting to smuggle 8 kilograms of heroin to Australia.

    Australian Foreign Minister Julie Bishop said last month she would not rule out recalling the country’s envoy if the executions were to go ahead.

    Joko on Monday reiterated his pledge to pursue Indonesia’s hard-line approach to drug traffickers.

    “I have already conveyed this and it is our ambassadors’ job to explain why we have the death penalty,” he told reporters.

    Last month, Indonesia executed six prisoners by firing squad for drug offenses, including nationals of Brazil, Malawi, the Netherlands, Nigeria and Vietnam.

    Brazil and the Netherlands recalled their ambassadors in Indonesia, while Nigeria summoned Indonesia’s ambassador in Abuja.

    Indonesia has a record of harsh penalties for drug trafficking, resuming executions in 2013 after a five-year gap.



    Prasetyo: Two Oz Drug Offenders to Be Executed Next - The Jakarta Globe

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    I, for one, admire Indonesia's tough stand on drug smugglers. They have their laws, they are well-publicized, and you flaunt them at your own peril.

    Many will say that executions don't deter crime. Personally I think that if I were planning to mule drugs, I would choose a transit or end source country other than Indonesia.

    But that's just me.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Davis Knowlton View Post
    I, for one, admire Indonesia's tough stand on drug smugglers. They have their laws, they are well-publicized, and you flaunt them at your own peril.

    Many will say that executions don't deter crime. Personally I think that if I were planning to mule drugs, I would choose a transit or end source country other than Indonesia.

    But that's just me.
    You have common sense. Others don't.

    I have no sympathy nor care for them. They took the risk, wanted he profit, and got caught.

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    i find it rather disturbing, regardless of their crimes and the debate about capital punishment.
    Just how do you prepare mentally for a forthcoming brutal death.

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    I find this whole business of human sacrifice loathsome.

    If it ain't the war on drugs, it's a religious sacrifice, or terrorists, or a national emergency, or any old excuse to indulge in gratuitous, authority sanctioned blood-letting.

    The US government is head of the biggest drug dealing cartel in the world, negotiating globally for multinational, US based drug companies to buy and sell every single drug that it claims to condemn and make war over.

    The US government permits massive shipments of opium, cocaine and ephedrine by US based drug companies to manufacture prescription drugs for over half of the population of USA and other markets globally.

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    President Joko “Jokowi” Widodo has contradicted Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott’s claim that the President gave him an indication that he might soften his stance on the planned executions of 11 prisoners, including two Australian drug smugglers.

    In an interview with daily business newspaper Kontan on Friday, the President reiterated that he would not commute the sentences imposed on drug traffickers as the country was in a state of emergency caused by drug abuse. He insisted that the executions of the convicts would go ahead as scheduled. On Thursday, the government had initially kept silent after Abbott issued his statement.

    “Our position is clear: our laws cannot be interfered with,” the newspaper quoted Jokowi as saying.

    Abbott said he spoke with his “friend” Jokowi on Wednesday evening and claimed that the Indonesian leader “absolutely understands our position [...] and I think he is carefully considering Indonesia’s position”.

    Abbott called Jokowi on Wednesday evening. It was part of the “damage control” conducted by the Australian leader after his earlier remarks, which linked Australia’s huge financial aid to Aceh after the 2004 tsunami to the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, angered many Indonesians.

    However, as reported by Reuters, Abbott declined to reveal the details of their telephone conversation. “I don’t want to raise hope that might turn out to be dashed,” said Abbott, who attended the inauguration of Jokowi as the country’s seventh president in October last year.

    Brazilian President Dilma Rousseff was outraged with Jokowi’s refusal to accept her appeals to save the lives of two Brazilian drug traffickers, including one who was executed last month. She humiliated the Indonesian ambassador-designate to Brazil, Toto Riyanto, by refusing to receive his credentials just minutes before the official ceremony at her office last week.

    French President Francois Hollande has also failed to persuade Jokowi to soften his stance on French convict Serge Atloui, who was also put on the list of convicts soon to face firing squads.

    Separately, Australian Daily Mail journalist Candace Sutton was arrested for allegedly violating the Immigration Law while covering the execution preparations on Nusakambangan prison island, Cilacap regency, Central Java.

    “We detained the journalist because she is suspected of having no recommendation letter from the Foreign Ministry and only has a visitor’s visa,” the Cilacap Immigration Office’s spokesperson, Welly Wiguna, said Friday.

    Welly said the journalist would be deported on Friday evening. The office had previously deported two journalists from Brazil and Peru who covered the preparations for the first round of executions last month. The government has warned international journalists that they have to obtain press visas prior to covering the executions.

    Meanwhile, Bali Police’s Mobile Brigade (Brimob) announced its readiness to transfer the two Australians to Nusakambangan Island. “We have been ready. We are ready to move to do the task [the transportation],” Brimob chief Sr. Comr. Rudy Harianto said during a simulation of the transfer in Denpasar on Friday.

    Rudy said that the two death row convicts would be guarded by 20 Brimob personnel; each of them will be escorted by 10 officers. In the initial plan, each convict would have been escorted by only five officers from Brimob. “Because at the beginning, it was planned to use a small charter flight. But now that has been changed,” he said. - See more at: Jokowi denies Abbott?s claim about executions | The Jakarta Post

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    I am in Cambodia watching big tears and wringing of hands from Australian media about this, are the Australian law enforcement agencies complicit in the arrest of these drug traffickers or not ???

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    Quote Originally Posted by Bower
    I am in Cambodia watching big tears and wringing of hands from Australian media about this, are the Australian law enforcement agencies complicit in the arrest of these drug traffickers or not ???
    One of the kids dads tipped off the ozzies something was up. Did not turn out the way he intended. His son is doing life. Scott Rush's father was worried his son was up to no good.

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    Quote Originally Posted by kingwilly View Post


    Jakarta. Two Australian citizens are next in line to be executed for drug offenses
    I think this photo below sums up the immigrant scum better.


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    Scum are scum, blue. White, black or yellow.

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    Quote Originally Posted by blue
    I think this photo below sums up the immigrant scum better.


    Yeah that cnut in the middle looks a right evil looking piece of scum. So much for tough Indo jails. They look as if they're at art class.

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    ^^
    Indeed that's true kingwilly , and in fact I'm putting my racism to one side in this case, what I dislike about the pair is that they are immigrant scum ie the worst sort.

    If someone is kind enough to let you into their house you should behave impeccably .

    Appears Myuran Sukumaran was born in London in 1981,
    how his Tamil family managed to get in , from Sri Lanka, I don't know, nor how you lot ended up with him in Australia.
    It seems it's embarrassingly impolite to ask these days , as we all know most are cheats playing the system at the expense of real refugees.

    Its also a mystery why he isn't being called a pommie bastard ..

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    Australia offers prisoner swap for Bali Nine convicts

    Australia's foreign minister has offered a prisoner swap in a last-ditch attempt to save two Australian men on death row in Indonesia.

    Julie Bishop said on Thursday she was waiting to hear back about the offer to repatriate three Indonesian convicts.

    Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were moved on Wednesday to a prison island where they are due to be executed.

    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had requested another call to negotiate with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

    Ms Bishop confirmed that a prisoner swap was among the options being explored in a joint press conference with Mr Abbott on Thursday morning.

    "What we are seeking to do is have an opportunity to talk about options that might be available in the area of prisoner transfer or prisoner swap," she said.

    The offer was made to Ms Bishop's Indonesian counterpart Retno Marsudi, who "undertook to provide that information to the president", Ms Bishop said.

    BBC News - Australia offers prisoner swap for Bali Nine convicts

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    I don't see the big deal and attention these smugglers are getting.

    Who cares if they are executed.

    This has happened before from Australia, where there is some big tiff about executing Australians who intentionally break the law and get caught - and are then sentenced.

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    Quote Originally Posted by ENT
    Prime Minister Tony Abbott said he had requested another call to negotiate with Indonesian President Joko Widodo.

    Ms Bishop confirmed that a prisoner swap was among the options being explored in a joint press conference with Mr Abbott on Thursday morning.
    I very much doubt that Indonesia, and Jokowi, in particular are going to entertain anything of the sort.

    Playing to a nationalistic home audience.

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    That horrible [at][at][at][at] in the red I would gladly pull the trigger on myself.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Black Heart View Post
    I don't see the big deal and attention these smugglers are getting.

    Who cares if they are executed.
    Exactly.
    While I am against the death penalty in principle, these aren't just 'smugglers' these are career criminals.
    Nasty fuckers and who knows how many lives they have fucked up one way or another.
    I imagine they somehow coerced at least some of the other people into smuggling for them.
    Fuck 'em. Hang em high.
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