No sympathy for executed drug traffickers
As one who favours capital punishment, I was pleased to learn that Indonesia carried out the executions of eight drug traffickers, in accordance with their laws.
As each day passes, thousands of innocent people lose their lives through a multitude of reasons: war, famine, earthquakes, fire, flooding and criminality - to name but a few.
Natural disasters - the recent earthquakes being a tragic example - are beyond the control of mankind.
Protecting life is the responsibility of governments the world over; those who commit murder and/or create situations to destroy life through the illegal supply and/or production of drugs, must be prepared to pay the price of sacrificing their own life.
It is they who are reaping the financial benefits; it is they who are committing murder.
It is folly and an injustice to any law-abiding society to expect the tax-paying public to keep a convicted murderer in the luxury of present day prisons.
It is they who committed the crime, so it is they who should pay the price. And if that is the death penalty, so be it.
Kircubbin, Co Down