Discussion in 'The Howard Stern Show' started by Getthepoisonout, Apr 28, 2015.
they don't fuck around. some of those people were trying to smuggle a lot of heroin. they knew the risks but figured it was worth it.
That's one way to cut down on recidivism.
I didn't see a single person shot?
I like Australia's response, Indonesia is a bit harsh.. legalize it all mannnnn, drug war is a waste.
and guess what PEOPLE WILL STILL USE DRUGS
prohibition doesnt work you stupid fucks why doesnt anyone get this
I'm gonna guess that they let Schapelle Corby out finally since she's white and very attractive. I never thought she'd do less than her 20 years. And she didn't deserve it either. And these guys didn't deserve death, or an outrageous sentence in a foreign hell hole. Yes, I know, don't do the crime and you won't do the time.
Schapelle Corby's clemency hurts death row Bali nine pair's legal challenge
February 23, 2015
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Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran could be sent to the execution island of Nusakambangan this week. Photo: Anta Kesuma
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The last-ditch legal appeal of Bali nine death row inmates Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan will have to overcome an obstacle created by a case involving another famous Australian drug smuggler - Schapelle Corby.
The appeal, to be heard on Tuesday in Jakarta's administrative court, comes as Indonesian authorities said it was "very likely" the pair would be transferred to the execution island of Nusakambangan this week.
Schapelle Corby's clemency could hurt Chan and Sukumaran's legal efforts. Photo: Getty Images
As the urgency to spare the mens' lives grows, their lawyers will have to convince judges to overturn a previous ruling that presidential decrees are untouchable.
In 2012, the court ruled that it had no power to quash presidential clemency decisions when an anti-drugs group sought to reverse former president Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono's edict to free Corby, who along with the Bali nine members was an inmate at Kerobokan prison.
Former Indonesian justice minister Yusril Ihza Mahendra acted in the Corby matter and said there was a "very small" chance Chan and Sukumaran's legal counsel would succeed.
"Clemency is a decision made by the president as a head of state," he said. "It can't be challenged in any court. I did tried to challenged the clemency given to Schapelle Corby. The administrative court rejected the case because it was not an administrative decision, therefore it is not within their jurisdiction."
Corby's clemency, which allowed her to serve the rest of her sentence outside prison in Bali until she is permitted to return home in 2017, also hurt Chan and Sukumaran because it generated a firestorm of public hostility against foreign drug traffickers.
Corby was arrested in 2004 for attempting to smuggle 4 kilograms of marijuana through Denpasar airport. She was sentenced to 20 years in prison.
Chan and Sukumaran were arrested a year later after they were caught organising the transfer of 8.3 kilos of heroin from Bali to Australia..
After a hiatus of almost five years, Dr Yudhoyono restarted executions of drug convicts in the wake of the Corby controversy and revelations he granted clemency to an Indonesian who continued trafficking drugs from prison.
Lawyers for Chan and Sukumaran believe that the current president Joko Widodo breached administrative law because he didn't consider all the facts surrounding Chan and Sukumaran's mercy request, instead making a blanket decision to deny clemency to all 64 drug felons on death row.
Sources have told Fairfax Media that Mr Joko did not have all the documentation about the Bali nine duo's case when he rejected clemency.
While attorney general HM Prasetyo on Friday denied there were any procedural flaws, he declined to reveal whether Mr Joko was aware of the pair's rehabilitation and extensive efforts to transform Kerobokan prison through numerous vocational classes for inmates and anti-drugs counselling.
Speaking on Monday, Bali's chief prosecutor Momock Bambang Samiarso said the men's transfer to Nusakambangan was "very likely" this week.
The head of corrections in Central Java, where Nusakambangan is located, said it would only take him "two to three days" to prepare the cells for up to 10 other men slated to be killed with them.
But Ahmad Yuspahruddin said first he needed to know how many people would be executed before preparations could start.
"Earlier [last week] we advised the [attorney-general's office] we can't have the convicts here too long before the execution date," he added.
"It will cause problem to the other prisoners on death row here. We have over 50 of them ... What if they developed a sense of solidarity? What if they bond with the rest of the prisoners? We need to make sure that doesn't happen."
Corby gets out of jail, must stay in the country for several years and right away her b/f gets caught w/ drugs. Stupid girl.
Schapelle Corby’s parole will be monitored more strictly and she will get a severe warning after her boyfriend was charged with possessing marijuana.
Ben Panangian, 32, was allegedly in possession of marijuana when he arrived at a Nusa Dua address police were raiding for drugs on 20 August. A later search of his Kuta home allegedly turned up more marijuana, Bali police say.
A police report says he tried to run away and threw an item on the ground, which was allegedly later found to be marijuana.
He faces a maximum 12 years in jail if found guilty, and the allegations could also affect his Australian girlfriend. Corby, 37, must stay away from drugs and crime as part of her parole conditions, which also require her to stay in Bali under monthly supervision.
The parole board boss, Ketut Artha, says officers will now watch the convicted drug smuggler more closely.
He may also warn her about the company she is keeping, but he will not revoke her parole.
“With this case, we will tighten supervision for her,” he said on Friday. “We will also warn her and visit her more often.
“Early next month she is due to report [to the parole office] and we will warn her.”
But a Denpasar police spokesman would not confirm whether Corby would be investigated, saying her relationship with Panangian was not clear.
Corby met Panangian, a surfer, in Kerobokan jail. He was released before her, but since her release in February, they have been photographed together in Kuta."