Steven Katsineris slams the recent executions carried out in Indonesia. An Australian, Steven Katsineris frequently features on The Pensive Quill.
Indonesia’s cruel punishments in executing Australian and other drug smugglers have been utterly disgraceful. Indonesia has learnt nothing from its appalling and shameful past in East Timor and continues its awful atrocities in West Papua and now these vile executions.
Australia must respond hard, stand up for human rights and stop supporting this corrupt, oppressive and brutal army and government. Repressive regimes like Indonesia need to be treated like the international pariahs they are. Enough, Australia should give no more aid for the Indonesian army or government.
Indonesia’s barbaric killings were for local political posturing. Common sense requests, reasoned arguments and even pleading for lives failed. The only alternative is the type of direct action all corrupt and oppressive governments like Indonesia understand-financial pressure. Most of the big business enterprises in Indonesia (legal and illegal) are owned by the army or former army officers and their cronies. We should boycott Bali, Garuda and all other Indonesian business interests.