AXL ROSE Accuses Indonesian President Of Cowardice After Unsuccessful Appeal To Halt Executions

AXL ROSE Accuses Indonesian President Of Cowardice After Unsuccessful Appeal To Halt Executions

GUNS N' ROSES singer Axl Rose has taken to social media to react to the executions of the two Australians who were sentenced to death in 2006 for trying to smuggle heroin out of Indonesia.

Rose posted a series of tweets after it was announced that Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the ringleaders of the so-called Bali Nine group, were executed early Wednesday morning at a jail on the Indonesian island of Nusakambangan.

The 53-year-old rocker was directing his comments at Indonesian president Joko Widodo — who well known for his love of hard rock and heavy metal — only hours after Rose asked the president to intervene as a way of showing forgiveness and clemency in the face of international calls to halt the executions, while also requesting the same for convicted drug trafficker Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso. Veloso was also sentenced to death, but spared at the eleventh hour after new information emerged about her case.

Rose wrote: "It's deeply troubling President Widodo ignoring International outcry went thru w/8 of the executions (sic)

"Let's pray Miss Veloso's reprieve is permanent."

The singer continued: "Widodo's refusal 2 postpone the executions until all legal challenges n' investigations of corruption r resolved is inexcusable.

"4 Widodo 2 b out of the country during his big statement refusing 2 take calls or read any last minute pleas 4 the condemned is cowardice.

"The People of Indonesia deserve better," Rose concluded.

BLACK SABBATH guitarist Tony Iommi and NAPALM DEATH frontman Mark "Barney" Greenway also recently wrote separate letters to Widodo, asking the president to spare the lives of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.


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