Monday, October 27, 2008

Activist Morons 'Deeply Concerned' Over Bali Bomber Executions

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A MAJOR international human rights group today called on Indonesia's president to commute the death sentences of the three Islamic militants responsible for the 2002 Bali bombings.

New York-based Human Rights Watch said the death penalty was not an appropriate punishment for the three, despite condemning the terrorist attacks as "horrific and inexcusable acts".

It has written an open letter to Indonesia's President Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono urging him to halt the executions.

"We write to urge you to commute the death sentences of Amrozi bin H. Nurhasyim, Ali Ghufron (aka Mukhlas), and Imam Samudera, three men who are facing imminent execution," Human Rights Watch wrote.

Indonesian officials last week announced the three men will face a firing squad over the attacks in early November.
It said Indonesia was a party to the International Convention on Civil and Political Rights which prohibits the use of retroactive criminal laws.

"We also note that there is no clear evidence that the application of the death penalty serves as a more effective deterrent against criminal activity than other forms of punishment."

The human rights group said it was "deeply concerned" Indonesia had recently begun increasing the rate of executions, contrary to a global trend against the use of the death penalty.

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