Andrew's and Myuran's deaths were shocking – end AFP sharing info on death penalty cases
Their deaths were brutal, unnecessary and wrong. I'm appalled that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumuran were shot dead, despite pleas from many, including Julie Bishop, for clemency and despite the evidence that both were rehabilitated.
We want our police to protect us, right? Andrew and Myuran were Australians and entitled to that protection. Our police handed them to the Indonesian police, knowing it could lead to their deaths.
I think it's time we demand change to the laws that allow this to happen.
Under current procedures, the AFP is not required to consider the death penalty when sharing information with foreign officials. It's a loophole already concerning lawyers and legal experts.
Now it's time both Labor and the government come together to ensure that nobody is executed overseas because of information our own police provide.
We can't allow the loss of Andrew and Myuran's lives to be in vain.
Australia must take a stronger stand against the death penalty. Taking the moral high ground doesn't work. What we can do is stop feeding information to countries that use it to execute individuals. We can close the legislative loopholes that put our own citizens and other citizens at risk of being executed.
Change needs to happen.
Please sign my petition asking Tony Abbott and Justice Minister to ensure no more people are executed because of information our own police provide.
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