The death penalty is the ultimate denial of human rights. It is the
premeditated and cold-blooded killing of a human being by the state. This cruel,
inhuman and degrading punishment is done in the name of justice.
It violates the right to life as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases without
exception regardless of the nature of the crime, the characteristics of the
offender, or the method used by the state to kill the prisoner.
I've never gave my attention to death penalty until the case of Bali Bombing be in the front page of our daily news and website. I followed their news during their trial and happy with the final decision.
For me, killing an innocent people in the name of Jihad where their nation has nothing to do with the issue of their Jihad is something that I can’t accept.
Looking their face in the television news, laughing as if they’re innocent, make me questioning the purpose of amnesty organization in their death penalty abolishment.
I do agree if the reason to abolish death penalty from this world was like the tragedy in Somalia, where 13 years old girl was stoned to death by 50 men just because of her physical appearance, she’s been accused of adultery in breach of Islamic law. I’m hundred percent agree because they buried the girl when she’s still alive and stoned them.
It’s inhuman, absolutely inhuman.
I know that by executing Amrozi’s and friend will not bring the death to live. I also know that by executing them, their believes of Jihad or their “friends” who in their side, will not vanish.
Just want to questioning the amnesty organization, when Amrozi’s and friends killed the innocent people, were they ever think that their act was breach the declaration of Human Rights ?