Dear Mr. Syamsuddin,
I am writing this email regarding the sentences handed down to the nine Australian who were charged with smuggling illegal drugs.
I am concerned that, while all white (Lawrence, Norman, Rush and Stephens) Australians sentences has been downgraded from death to life imprisonment or imprisonment for 20 years, two non-whites (Chan, Sukumaran) have been sentenced to death.
If all the nine were involved in smuggling drugs into Indonesia, why only two have been given death sentences. In my view it is unfair and this decision should be reviewed.
I understand that the Australian government may have influenced the Indonesian counterpart to reduce the sentences for white Australians. I am sure you would be aware of the racist past that Australia has had. How it had treated and in some instances still treating Asian immigrants as second rate citizens. Hence, I am surprised that the Indonesian government has shown weakness in implementing the rule of law in Indonesia. And this rule of law should be applied irrespective of the colour of the skin of the criminals involved.
I urge the Indonesian government to review its decision and apply the law in a fair manner.
Looking forward to your reply.
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