Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners
Widodo has pledged to bring reform to Indonesia

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions

Ban appeals to Indonesia to stop death row executions
United Nations Secretary General Ban Ki-moon has pleaded to Indonesia to stop the execution of prisoners on death row for drug crimes. AFP PHOTO

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person

Pope: 'Death penalty represents failure' – no 'humane' way to kill a person
The pope wrote that the principle of legitimate personal defense isn’t adequate justification to execute someone. Photograph: Zuma/Rex

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)

Obama becomes first president to visit US prison   (US Justice Systems / Human Rights)
US President Barack Obama speaks as he tours the El Reno Federal Correctional Institution in El Reno, Oklahoma, July 16, 2015 (AFP Photo/Saul Loeb)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)

US Death Penalty (Justice Systems / Human Rights)
Woman who spent 23 years on US death row cleared (Photo: dpa)


"The Recalibration of Awareness – Apr 20/21, 2012 (Kryon channeled by Lee Carroll) (Subjects: Old Energy, Recalibration Lectures, God / Creator, Religions/Spiritual systems (Catholic Church, Priests/Nun’s, Worship, John Paul Pope, Women in the Church otherwise church will go, Current Pope won’t do it), Middle East, Jews, Governments will change (Internet, Media, Democracies, Dictators, North Korea, Nations voted at once), Integrity (Businesses, Tobacco Companies, Bankers/ Financial Institutes, Pharmaceutical company to collapse), Illuminati (Started in Greece, with Shipping, Financial markets, Stock markets, Pharmaceutical money (fund to build Africa, to develop)), Shift of Human Consciousness, (Old) Souls, Women, Masters to/already come back, Global Unity.... etc.) - (Text version)

… The Shift in Human Nature

You're starting to see integrity change. Awareness recalibrates integrity, and the Human Being who would sit there and take advantage of another Human Being in an old energy would never do it in a new energy. The reason? It will become intuitive, so this is a shift in Human Nature as well, for in the past you have assumed that people take advantage of people first and integrity comes later. That's just ordinary Human nature.

In the past, Human nature expressed within governments worked like this: If you were stronger than the other one, you simply conquered them. If you were strong, it was an invitation to conquer. If you were weak, it was an invitation to be conquered. No one even thought about it. It was the way of things. The bigger you could have your armies, the better they would do when you sent them out to conquer. That's not how you think today. Did you notice?

Any country that thinks this way today will not survive, for humanity has discovered that the world goes far better by putting things together instead of tearing them apart. The new energy puts the weak and strong together in ways that make sense and that have integrity. Take a look at what happened to some of the businesses in this great land (USA). Up to 30 years ago, when you started realizing some of them didn't have integrity, you eliminated them. What happened to the tobacco companies when you realized they were knowingly addicting your children? Today, they still sell their products to less-aware countries, but that will also change.

What did you do a few years ago when you realized that your bankers were actually selling you homes that they knew you couldn't pay for later? They were walking away, smiling greedily, not thinking about the heartbreak that was to follow when a life's dream would be lost. Dear American, you are in a recession. However, this is like when you prune a tree and cut back the branches. When the tree grows back, you've got control and the branches will grow bigger and stronger than they were before, without the greed factor. Then, if you don't like the way it grows back, you'll prune it again! I tell you this because awareness is now in control of big money. It's right before your eyes, what you're doing. But fear often rules. …

Thursday, April 22, 2010

‘Infidels’ Angry at Failure to Annul Blasphemy Law

Jakarta Globe, Nurfika Osman, April 21, 2010

Labeled an infidel by village administration officers, Elly Sukemi, a woman from the Sasak tribe in West Nusa Tenggara, chose not to back down.

“The Wetu Telu ritual I perform as part of my traditional religion is sacred. It welcomes Ramadan [the Islamic fasting month]. According to my religion, if you insult us, you must pay. I asked those officers to slaughter a goat as the fine,” Elly said on Wednesday, two days after the Constitutional Court ruled to uphold the 1965 Blasphemy Law, which provides criminal penalties for those who express religious beliefs that deviate from the central tenets of the six state-recognized faiths.

“But, they refused to slaughter a goat and pay the fine. We find that insulting, because we love our traditional rituals. It is something that makes our country rich. How can they call us kafir [infidels], or followers of a misguided sect, or atheists?”

Elly was one of 30 women on Wednesday who expressed their deep disappointment over the court ruling, which rejected a motion by human rights applicants to review or annul the Blasphemy Law on grounds that it violated freedom of religion. Elly said the government had failed to protect their Constitutional rights — security and protection as citizens.

Elly’s friend, Nurseri Hartini, said that aside from being insulted, access to health care was difficult for Sasak people.

“We have Jamkesmas [state health insurance] but nobody serves us. We are Muslims but we believe in Wetu Telu rituals. So, we are not treated like everybody else,” Nurseri said, adding that her tribe was one of seven in the northern part of West Nusa Tenggara whose members were considered infidels. Under the Constitution, Islam, Buddhism, Hinduism, Catholicism, Protestantism and Confucianism are state-recognized faiths. Followers of unorthodox interpretations of the religions, such as the Ahmadiyah, are not protected.

Tenri Bibi, a woman from the Tolotang tribe of South Sulawesi, said Indonesia should acknowledge other religions.

“Can you imagine that we cannot state our religion on our own ID card? We cannot have a marriage certificate. Our children cannot have birth certificates. Children born out of wedlock lose rights to property. We want the state to officially say that our local religions are equal in status with the six official religions,” Tenri said.

Agnes Dwi, from the National Alliance of the Bhinneka Tunggal Ika (Unity in Diversity), said there were some 1,400 ethnicities whose traditional beliefs were threatened by law.

“We are going to meet officials from the Ministry for Women’s Empowerment and Child Protection regarding the plight of all these women,” Agnes said.

The National Commission on Violence Against Women (Komnas Perempuan) also expressed disappointment with the court.

“That ruling is an act that strengthens discrimination against groups of people who plights are threatened,” said Masruchah, deputy chairwoman of Komnas Perempuan.

“When they cannot have their IDs, they lose access to public services, including legal and health services,” she said. “As they cannot have marriage certificates, they cannot file reports if they are abused by their husbands .”

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