Sovereignty Trumps Hypocrisy – Indonesia executes foreign drug convicts


They paid the ultimate price for stupidity…

CILACAP: Indonesia executed seven foreign drug convicts, including two Australians, by firing squad on Wednesday (Apr 29), causing Canberra to withdraw its ambassador over the “cruel” punishment.

Authorities put the seven plus a local man to death after midnight (1.00am, Singapore time Wednesday) on the high-security prison island of Nusakambangan in central Indonesia, but a Filipina was spared at the 11th hour.

The Philippine government meanwhile expressed delight at the reprieve for Filipina Mary Jane Veloso, whose case attracted emotive appeals for mercy from boxing superstar Manny Pacquiao among others.

Veloso was spared after someone suspected of recruiting her and tricking her into carrying drugs to Indonesia turned herself in to authorities in the Philippines.

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