Amnesty International is trying to save the worthless lives of three Bali bombers sentenced to death in Indonesia:
The human rights organisation’s Australian website urges people to write to Indonesia’s ambassador in Australia, calling for the death sentences to be commuted to life imprisonment.
The call comes just days before Australians and Balinese gather to mark the second anniversary of the 2005 terrorist attacks on the tourist island.
[Amnesty International Australia anti-death penalty coordinator Tim] Goodwin acknowledged the issue could be controversial in Australia, where the Bali attacks are still a sensitive issue.
No kidding. Meanwhile, the trio’s lawyer says his murdering clients are upbeat:
“If they are to be executed, they just want to be executed under the Islamic law.
“And they are ready because they will meet the prophet Muhammad, the mujahids, and beautiful virgins.”
(Via Dan Lewis)