If people are saying the drug smugglers knew the risks... There were signs everywhere etc... Then surely our highly trained police also knew the risks if sharing information with the Indonesians... That it would likely lead to the death penalty for some? They couldn't be that daft to not realise this. They just chose to proceed anyway which is what people find abhorrent.
I find it strange that people say Australia shouldn't get all up in Indonesia's business but it's quite alright for the AFP to do it.
I'm not convinced of Schapelle's guilt either. I remember a public outcry though. I think Indonesia's history is enough to question all convictions, particularly those from other countries, they seem to be very lenient when it comes to their own. At least here we and foreigners are all treated equally.
I don't know the ins and outs of this course bar the initial arrest and the current awful situation, but did they really appeal a life sentence? A previous poster wrote this. Why would they have done that???? Like a life sentence is daunting but surely they would have been advised that smuggling drugs could lead to the death penalty?
I'm really shocked about that. But I still do not agree with the death penalty and believe they deserve a second chance at life. I read in an article recently that 9 prisoners offered to take their places in being executed- I think that is very telling of the positive influence they've had in the prison.
So sad for their families.
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