Jesuit Social Services is supporting the petition for mercy in the cases of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran – the two Australians on death row and due to be executed soon in Bali.Jesuit Social Services is against the death penalty, anywhere and everywhere. We believe that the value of every human life should be held in the upmost regard and with love and compassion.
Our belief in the inherent dignity of every person is at the core of our work and it is in this spirit that we call for compassion and clemency for Andrew and Myuran.
Those closest to the pair have witnessed a great transformation in their lives and have seen great remorse for their crime of attempted drug trafficking in 2005. We do not excuse the crimes that they have committed but we ask for respect for them as human persons, and also their potential to change, to grow and to contribute to society.
All avenues of appeal have been exhausted and the only thing that can save their lives at this point is the granting of clemency from Indonesia’s President, Joko Widodo.
On behalf of Andrew Chan, Myuran Sukumaran and their family and friends please join us in respectfully calling for clemency by signing the campaign petition.