JAKARTA - The government considers abandoning firing squads, to be replaced by lethal injections, to carry out death sentences. These changes have been offered during the first formal hearing of an Australian drug runners constitutional challenge to the death penalty. Six members of the 'Bali Nine' and three Bali bombers are imprisoned in Indonesia while sentenced to death by firing squad.
Speaking at the first formal hearing of Scott Rush's constitutional challenge to his death penalty, the attorney general said he wanted to replace the firing squad by a lethal injection, because he said it was more humane. Abdul Rachman Saleh said the government was discussing the proposed changes with the Doctor's Association in Indonesia, but he said he was committed to execution for serious drug offenses however.