As threat of the execution of two members of the Bali 9 draws darkly closer, CLA has joined in a direct appeal to the Indonesian President for clemency.
CLA joins bid for Bali 9 clemency
Civil Liberties Australia has joined 13 other Australians liberties-oriented organisations to formally ask for clemency for the two members of the Bali 9 drug smugglers facing imminent execution.
The death penalty does not deter crime more than other punishments, the letters say.
“The death penalty is the ultimate cruel, inhuman and degrading punishment, and is a violation of the right to life … in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights,” the letter says.
The group points out that Indonesia is a signatory to an international convention aiming to abolish capital punishment throughout the world.