Image of Asia: Demonstrating support of the death penalty

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Posted: Mar 06, 2015 7:26 AM
Image of Asia: Demonstrating support of the death penalty

In this photo by Achmad Ibrahim, an Indonesian man demonstrates his support of the death penalty in front of an effigy representing a drug offender that was later burned during a protest at a port leading to the prison island where Indonesia plans to execute 10 drug smugglers. The protesters said they support the death penalty for drug crimes and fear Australia has been interfering in Indonesia's decision. Two of the convicts are Australian, and the country has pleaded for clemency. Indonesia's Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi confirmed Friday that Indonesia rejected a prisoner swap Australia proposed to spare the men's lives.