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. …

Monday, January 19, 2015

Indonesia Says Diplomatic Relations Will Not Suffer Because of Executions

Jakarta Globe, Jan 19, 2015

Attorney General H.M. Prasetyo, left, talks with journalists at the Attorney
 General's Office about the execution of six death row inmates on Jan. 18, 2015.
(Antara Photo/Muhammad Adimaja)

Jakarta. Indonesia said its execution of the citizens of Brazil and the Netherlands over the weekend were unlikely to damage diplomatic relations with the two countries.

“No, it won’t,” Foreign Affairs Ministry spokesman Armanatha Nasir said on Sunday. “We try to maintain relations with countries we consider our friends.”

Brazil and the Netherlands have recalled their ambassadors after the Indonesian government ignored their pleas for clemency and proceeded on Sunday with the execution of six prisoners convicted of drug offenses.

It were the first executions under Joko Widodo’s presidency.

“It’s common for countries to recall their ambassadors for consultations. It’s their right to do so, and we respect this right,” Armanatha said.

Five foreigners and an Indonesian were killed by firing squad shortly after midnight, the Attorney General’s Office said. The foreigners were from Nigeria, Malawi, Vietnam, Brazil and the Netherlands.

Brazil recalled its ambassador in Jakarta for consultations and said the executions will affect its relations with Indonesia.

“The use of the death penalty, which the world society increasingly condemns, severely affects relations between our countries,” the Brazilian presidency said in a statement
published by the country’s official news agency.

The Netherlands, a former colonial power in Indonesia, also recalled its ambassador and condemned the execution of its citizen, Ang Kiem Soei.

“It is a cruel and inhumane punishment that amounts to an unacceptable denial of human dignity and integrity,” Dutch Foreign Minister Bert Koenders said.

Before the execution, the lawyer for Soei tweeted that Soei expressed gratitude towards his government for  its unsuccessful efforts. He stated that he would stand before the firing squad without a blindfold.

President Joko, who signed off on the executions last month, has taken a tough stance on the rule of law and pledged no clemency for drug offenders.

Indonesia resumed executions in 2013 after a five-year gap.

“This is a country that just a few years ago had taken positive steps to move away from the death penalty, but the authorities are now steering the country in the opposite direction,” said Rupert Abbott, research director at Amnesty International.

However, Hikmahanto Juwana, a professor of international law at the University of Indonesia, defended Indonesia for proceeding with the executions, arguing that the country should not worry about the recall of the foreign ambassadors.

“Indonesia will not be isolated just because we execute prisoners,” he said.

Hikmahanto predicted that such a recall would not last long as both countries needed Indonesia more than Indonesia needed them.

He said Indonesian diplomats should explain that the nation is in a drug emergency.

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