No one had said they shouldn't be punished. They broke the law of course they deserve consequences.
The point is they are serving their time, without complaint and by all measurable accounts, have turned their lives around. Honestly I'm glad they got caught, I think 5 years in an Australian jail they would have learned nothing and come out and committed more crimes.
Also as mentioned the sentencing consistency is not there. Other citizens in Bali with drug charges and even participants in the Bali bombing got less sentences.
This is less about a countries laws and more about making a point that Indonesia is strong and powerful and merciless. Except when they are putting their greedy little hands out for our tax dollars in aid.....then they want mercy for themselves.
If the executions go ahead I hope Australia is strong enough to remove our embassy and any aid that goes to Indonesia so at least they have consequences to their actions. That maybe they see that a tough prison sentence is just or even more effective than just shooting a human being like an animal.
I stand for mercy