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. …

Friday, June 18, 2010

Regional human rights court needed for greater freedom

The Jakarta Post, Jakarta | Thu, 06/17/2010 10:32 AM

The Indonesian Press Council is eager for the establishment of a regional human rights court so that Indonesia can achieve greater freedom of speech and better protect journalists as rights watchdogs in a democratic nation.

“The Asia-Pacific is the only region that does not have a human rights court,” Bambang Harymurti, the deputy chief of the Indonesian Press Council, said on Tuesday.

“We should be ashamed because even Africa has such a court,” he said referring to the fact that some countries in Asia-Pacific, such as Indonesia, Japan and India, rank highest in terms of democracy.

“We can start by having countries that are ready to adopt the rights court,” he added. “Just like they have done in Africa,” he added.

Bambang said that it would be impossible to establish a regional human rights court that only included Southeast Asian nations.

“Of course, first it would have to be a consensus of all the ASEAN nations,” he said. “However, I don’t think that Singapore and Myanmar will agree to it,” he added.

According to Bambang, enlarging the circle of countries involved to include the Asia-Pacific would facilitate the establishment of a regional human rights court by putting more pressure on press freedom.

According to the 2009 World Press Freedom Survey, Indonesia ranks 101 among 175 countries for freedom of speech. “Meaning there are hundreds more countries that have greater freedom of press,” he added.

One of the highest ranking countries for freedom of press is the Netherlands which ranks seventh.

During a freedom of the press discussion on Tuesday in Jakarta, representatives of the Netherlands Supreme Court shared their experiences in achieving freedom of press with Indonesian media representatives and members of the Press Council.

“Indonesia and the Netherlands have the same articles on defamation and slander,” said G.J.M. Corstens, chairman of the Netherlands Supreme Court.

“However, we adopted the European Convention of Human Rights back in the 50s,” he added.

“The convention stresses the importance of the freedom of the press in Europe,” he added.

“So, even though we have the defamation and slander articles in the Dutch Criminal Code, the convention serves as a higher authority when it comes to press freedom,” he added.

“Journalists can be sued for defamation,” he said. “But, they can always lodge complaints with the human rights court,” he said.

J.B. Fleers, vice chairman of the Supreme Court, said that his country put great importance on press freedom.

“In the last 12 years, the Supreme Court has only handled two cases of civil lawsuits against journalists, which eventually were won by the press,” he added. (map)

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