Australian PM upholds death penalty for terrorists

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Sydney, Oct 10 (UNI) Australian Prime Minister John Howard supported death penalty for terrorists behind the Bali bombings.

He said it would be a major ''injustice'' if the Bali bombers were not executed.

About the possibility that the Bali bombers will not be executed, he said ''I think that would be very, very bad, I accept that many people will think it is inconsistent of me to say and I've acknowledged this before... I personally don't support capital punishment in Australia,'' Australian Broadcasting Corporation quoted him as saying.

However, he added that whenever an Australian is sentenced to death overseas he would argue for the remission of the sentence, adding that he will not oppose the death penalty when it involves terrorists.


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