Back in 2005 nine Australians aged between 18 and 28 decided that it would be a great idea to TRY to smuggle around $4 million dollars worth of Heroin out of Bali and into Australia... and they got caught in Bali, a country that punishes convicted drug smugglers with either life in prison or death by firing squad. It was announced within the last couple of days that the two ringleaders would be executed before the end of this month. Personally i think the death penalty is a bit harsh in this case, and the main question I want to ask is... If at all, when is the death penalty ok? If so, for what crime should someone be sentenced to death? I live in a country that has no Death Penalty, the concept is Alien to me and I dont know whether to tackle this question with cold logic or emotion. I suppose its also subjective, i could easily denounce the death penalty from my comfortable room, where I can see its barbarism. On the other hand, if my Wife or sister was raped and murdered I'd be baying for blood and I know I would.