Indonesia seems to be ready to murder in cold blood two Australian citizens because of their drug importation offences.
I will call it now. It won't happen. I don't understand the mechanisations that are happening, but I don't think they will be killed. An alternate view of mine is that maybe they will be killed, which will go down really well for local Indonesian voter consumption. Everything like this must be judged by constituent votes.
ABC Melbourne radio breakfast broadcaster Red Symons made an interesting point this morning. He had watched a movie about an English hangman, who hung hundreds of people in the 30s and 40s, including those convicted at the Nuremberg trials post WWII.
Those who the English hangman hung were not alerted in advance to their demise. They were quickly removed from their cell and hung, all happening within a minute and were immediately dead.
Yes, while murder by the state is bad, to take those about to be murdered by vehicle to an airport, fly them somewhere, then transport them by ferry to an island where they will be shot dead must surely be classed as a cruel and unusual punishment beyond just shooting them.
Later edit: Dealing drugs is not direct murder. Blowing up and killing Australians and locals in Bali is, yet those who did that are now free from gaol in 2015. Indonesian values must surely be called into question.