Tuesday, 4 April 2006

Take action on Indonesia

Amnesty International Australia has launched a new letter-writing action on the death penalty in Indonesia. The action is available here.

The action is encouraging people to write to Indonesia's Attorney General and the Minister for Justice and Human Rights, raising concerns about the death penalty in Indonesia and encouraging it to move towards abolition. The concerns include the fact that people are sentenced to death by a justice system beset by problems of police and judicial corruption, and there are serious doubts about its ability to deliver fair trials.

Amnesty International knows of 85 people under sentence of death, and it fears that more may soon be executed.

For readers outside Australia, please copy your letters to Indonesia's diplomatic representatives in your country.

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