Birds of a Feather…

Indonesian president Joko Widodo granted clemency to a double murderer and two convicted killers, but refused to show any mercy to Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Dwi Trisna Firmansyah was one of three men that took part in a double murder. He had his death sentence overturned.

According to media reports, soon after the president granted Firmansyah clemency, he denied the same for Chan and Sukumaran.

Firmansyah, 28, was one of three killers involved in the robbery and planned murder of a shop owner and his son in April 2012, The Jakarta Post reported.

On April 16, 2012, Firmansyah and two other men broke into a man’s shop and assaulted him with a bat. The trio also killed the man’s son when he tried to help his father, the Daily Mail reported.

ABC reported that two other murderers had been granted clemency by the president.

3 thoughts on “Birds of a Feather…

  1. There is still time, though. March 20th — Australian time (so, something like two days from now).

    What happens with the murderers, and what would happen with the two leaders? Freedom/jail?

  2. It reminds me a little of when George W Bush was putting
    a bunch of people to death over the time he was governor
    of Texas. He approved a really heinous person to pardon.

    Wikipedia: Under his leadership, Texas executed 152 prisoners, more than any previous governor in modern American history…. more executions of death row inmates than any other Governor in the history of Texas so far, surpassed only by his successor Rick Perry (Governor since 2000). ….] The only death penalty case among the 153 that came across George W. Bush’s desk in his tenure as Texas Governor in which Governor Bush intervened and commuted the death sentence was that of serial killer Henry Lee Lucas. Under Texas law, however, the governor only has power to commute the sentence if the Texas Board of Pardons and Paroles first recommends commutation or pardon; Bush’s only option for the vast majority [clarification needed] of the death penalty cases was to offer a one-time, non-renewable 30 day reprieve from execution.[6]

    So he himself wasn’t really in charge of all those deaths.

    Doesn’t make sense to me why the board recommended
    that particular commutation. I would just say no to that.

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