Indonesia executes six drug convicts, five of them foreigners

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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

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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)

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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, September 26, 2014

Aceh’s Non-Muslims Voice Opposition to Shariah Law

Jakarta Globe, Nurdin Hasan, Sep 25, 2014

A convicted gamber is being caned in front of Al Falah mosque in Sigli, in Aceh's
Pidie district. On Friday, lawmakers in the province plan to pass a bylaw that will
impose Shariah law on non-Muslims. (Antara Photo/Zian)

Banda Aceh. The Aceh provincial administration’s plan to impose Shariah on non-Muslims has met a chorus of disapproval from the province’s minority religious groups.

Lawmakers in the Aceh Legislative Council (DPRA) plan to pass a bylaw on Friday that would impose a Shariah-based criminal code on both Muslims and non-Muslims, with offenders facing lengthy caning sessions or jail terms for acts that are legal elsewhere in Indonesia.

Speaking to the Jakarta Globe on Thursday, three prominent figures from the province’s minority religious groups — a Christian, Catholic and Buddhist — all expressed concern about the bylaw, known as qanun jinayat.

“Basically I disagree because there are already positive laws in Indonesia,” an Aceh Catholic figure, who spoke on condition of anonymity, told the Jakarta Globe.

A prominent Christian who has lived in Aceh for more than 35 years — and also spoke anonymously — said he disapproved. He said the province’s 50,000 Christians, who were unfamiliar with Shariah laws, could be caught out unfairly.

A draft of the local criminal code includes a clause that stipulates that a non-Muslim caught violating Shariah would be given the option of being tried at a Shariah court or at a regular court, based on the national criminal code.

However, if the act is considered a crime under Shariah but not under the national criminal code, even non-Muslim violators would be tried based on the regulations stipulated in the qanun.

The maximum punishment under the Shariah-based code is 200 strokes of the cane, a fine worth the price of 2 kilograms of gold or 200 months in jail.

The Catholic figure said that non-Muslims, who were not invited to speak during the draft discussions of the law at the DPRA, should have been given consideration.

“For non-Muslims, it is better for crimes to be charged under the KUHP [national criminal code],” he said.

Ramli Sulaiman, head of Commission G at the DPRA — which drafted the new code — admitted the legislative council did not invite non-Muslims to give their view in two years of discussion about the law. However, Ramli said there were no obligations or regulations that required it.

“But we will release information through mass media stating that the qanun will also be imposed on them,” he said.

Among doubts relayed to the Jakarta Globe, the minority leaders expressed concern about how the bylaw would affect the application of their own religious laws.

“My fear is if it is imposed … The violators will say, ‘I have been punished with shariah law, why would I be punished again by the church and by Catholic regulations?’ There will be overlapping [issues],” the Catholic leader said.

The Christian figure said: “We have our own regulation and we comply with the Criminal Code. There is no caning in Christianity.”

The Catholic leader said non-Muslims respected the province’s right to apply Sharia law, but requested the “wisdom” of minority voices be heard too.

A Buddhist from Aceh asked why the law should be applied to non-Muslims, but he said if the bylaw was passed, he hoped there would not be any discrimination.

There are an estimated 90,000 non-Muslims in country’s westernmost province.

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