NEW VOICES: Bali Bombing Victim McCartney Calls for Life Sentence

Jason McCartney, a survivor of the 2002 terrorist bombing of a Bali nightclub and a former Australian football player, said a lifetime sentence in an Indonesian jail would be a harsh enough punishment for the men who plotted the attack. "At first, I probably thought with my initial anger that (the death penalty) is the way to go," said McCartney. "It's varied a bit. Sometimes I wonder if that's an easy way out for them, the death penalty...It's a hard one." McCartney, who sustained serious injuries in the attack, now serves as an advocate for Bali survivors and victims.

(Herald Sun, July 23, 2003). See Victims.