Indonesia’s attorney general HM Prasetyo says the withdrawal of the Australian ambassador from the country is only “momentary”.
The Netherlands have done the same thing in the past. Brazil has done
the same thing. I think this is just a momentary reaction, and this will
be settled within the diplomatic sphere. What we are doing is carrying
out the court decision. Every case should have an end.
Speaking Wednesday morning to a group of journalists after inspecting the
execution site with the national police chief, Commissioner General Badrodin Haiti, Prasetyo offered his condolences to the families of the eight men executed but said the executions were necessary.
I would like to say that an execution is not a pleasant thing. It is not
a fun job. But we must do it in order to save the nation from the
dangers of drugs. We are not making enemies of the country from which
the executed last night came from. What we are fighting against are drug
Therefore, I would like to offer my condolences, on the execution of
those who were on the death row, to their families, to their home
countries. Once again, we are not against the countries, but we are
fighting a war against the horrible drug crimes that threaten our
Culled from The Guardian