Death Penalty for Lindsay Sandiford, Is It Fair?
Many people questioned on death penalty for Lindsay Sandiford because she was found smuggling 4,7 kilograms cocaine to Bali as a fair verdict.
The verdict was very surprising because the judges panel decision was tighter than the claim of the prosecutor attorney which is only fifteen years in prison.
For Ezra Karo Karo as the defendant attorney, the verdict is unexpected and very surprising. He plans to appeal the verdict after discuss it with his client.
He thought that the verdict doesn’t consider things that could reduce the punishment for his client because she was threatened by the international drugs syndicate.
On the other hand, Bali Governor, Made Mangku Pastika thought that the verdict to that British woman is fair. He asked all parties to respect the judges’ verdict.
They must have carefully considered the impact of the crime.
For him, if someone protests the verdict because it is regarded not fair, they should still respect the verdict because they have to follow the law.
Lindsay is not the first foreigner who got death penalty, before, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, who were part of “Bali Nine” also got the same verdict.Filed under: Editorial, Headlines