Upfront, my family is the victim of drug addiction .... it destroyed a wonderful family.
So when the Bali 9 were pinged trying to leave after the AFP tipped of the Indonesians, I was rather glad the filth who feed the likes of my son where off the streets. I discovered one of the 9 was actually an acquaintance of my son and he was a nice kid as I recall. Later someone suggested to me the Bali 9 would have been the Bali 10 had the associated family not been tipped off.
I'm pretty sure the AFP were naïve in thinking they weren't handing these guys a death sentence, otherwise they would be breaking our laws in sending our citizens to firing squads.
So I am confused why the Indonesians would prolong the lives of people who are to be executed regardless of the courts. They did it with the Bali bombers as well.
I'm thinking there might be some spiritual significance e.g. preparation for the after life?
I think it's cruel, which must be my Christian remnants kicking in and if the death sentence is mandatory it should be done swiftly and spare the agony of the prisoner and the families. That is not to say I condone killing.