On the basis of a ‘leaked’ report in Indonesia it looks more and more certain that the death sentences imposed on some of the ‘Bali Nine’ drug smugglers, *will* be carried out.
The report indicates that most of the legal arguments put forward in an effort to have the sentences of heroin couriers Matthew Norman, Si Yi Chen and Tan Duc Thanh Nguyen to at least commuted have been dismissed.
These three of the convicted drug couriers decided against joining the constitutional challenge to the sentences made by Scott Rush, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
The appeals for these latter three are expected to be decided later this month.
Any form of death penalty is barbaric an I’m opposed to it from basic principles… but it’s sometimes very hard to feel sympathy for people who all bar put their head in the noose to begin with. What a pointless way to throw your life away.