Friday, 1 May 2015

What the....

Very bizarre news today. The Australian Catholic University was involved in the campaign for clemency and has announced it would recognise the two men by introducing scholarships in their memory.
The Vice Chancellor, Professor Greg Craven, released a statement explaining the reasoning for the university's decision.
"We did this because ACU is committed to the dignity of the human person, and that applies equally to all human beings: victims as well as to those who have been convicted of crimes," the statement said.
"As a Catholic university committed to promoting a culture of life, we stand opposed to the death penalty."
Ross Taylor from the Perth-based Indonesia Institute said the executions were perceived differently in Indonesia to how they were in Australia.
"I think the concept of going to Indonesia and offering scholarships for what is seen in Indonesia — two convicted drug smugglers who have been executed — just strikes me as very strange indeed," he said.

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