Legal profession to gather in silence for Australians on death row

The Victorian legal profession will gather to observe one minute’s silence for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two Australians facing the death penalty in Indonesia.

Justice Lex Lasry of the Supreme Court of Victoria will briefly address the gathering before the minute’s silence.

“We urge all our colleagues to join us to support these two young Australian men. The death penalty is not an effective deterrent to crime. The sanctity of human life is not protected by this barbaric penalty. It only brutalises the community further,” said Jim Peters QC, Victorian Bar Chairman.

Katie Miller, President of Law Institute Victoria joined the program to discuss the event.

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