Sukumaran, of ‘Bali Nine,’ Appeals for Clemency

Myuran Sukumaran.

DENPASAR

An Australian drug-smuggler on death row in Bali has appealed for presidential clemency.

A member of the “Bali Nine” smuggling gang, Myuran Sukumaran, 31, through his lawyers submitted a request for clemency to the Denpasar District Court last Friday, court spokesman Amser Simanjuntak said on Monday.

“We received the clemency request on July 6, and we will process it as soon as possible and send it to the Supreme Court, which will hand it over to the president,” he said.

“The letter states that the convict has repented and has been working to better himself while in prison. He is pleading to the president to spare him the death penalty.”

Sukumaran was convicted and sentenced to death for his role in an attempt to smuggle eight kilograms of heroin into Australia from Bali in 2005.

He is being held at Kerobokan Prison along with Australian drug-trafficker Schapelle Corby, who was granted a five-year cut in her 20-year jail term in May.

Witnesses in the prison have provided testimony to support Sukumaran’s case, Simanjuntak said.

Sukumaran is one of the two Bali Nine gang on death row — the other, Andrew Chan. The rest are serving lengthy sentences, including life terms.

Indonesia enforces stiff penalties for drug trafficking, including life imprisonment and death.



 

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7 Responses to “Sukumaran, of ‘Bali Nine,’ Appeals for Clemency”

  1. Angus McCaskill Says:

    What the hell did the Australian Prime Minister do in support of Myu Sukumaran and Andrew Chan when she met for talks with SBY in Australia recently…absolutely NOTHING!!!! Shame on you Gillard..they DO NOT deserve the death penalty as a consequence of their actions when considering that Indonesian law commits its own to a far more lenient sentence for murder…so unfair? C’mon Mr. President…prove yourself to be a fair and ethical human being by granting clemency to them both.

  2. dave Says:

    you still in jail mate? of course you would favour clemency….
    people are subject to the laws of the country they are in…

  3. Alan Says:

    Hey Angus…get real !!! 8kgs of heroin..just following Corby’s conviction???? DO THE CRIME..DO THE TIME… Respect the laws of the country you are in…or pay the penalty.. No sympathy from me!!! Death Penalty.I agree with David’s message above.

  4. steve Says:

    angus youre an idiot go and write on the wall a hundred times im an idiot.

  5. daire han Says:

    8 kgs is worse than 1 murder by far heroin kills generations of families full stop

  6. tony Says:

    Can I help his family in any way?

  7. Jenny Says:

    The indonesian government fight hard when one of their citizen’s receive the death penalty in another country. Australia should do the same for these men. They were young and made a huge mistake but who says they can not be good citizens in the future.
    It is not about do the crime to the time it is about our government helping one of their own and Indonesia is not afraid to fight for their own citizens so Australia shouldn’t either.

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