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. …

Saturday, March 7, 2015

Wife of Frenchman on Indonesia Death Row Clings to hope

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Mar 06, 2015

Serge Atlaoui, a Frenchman on death row, is seen with his wife Sabine Atlaoui
during a visit at Nusakambangan prison island in this 2008 file photo. (AFP
 Photo/Bay Ismoyo)

Cilacap, Central Java. The wife of a Frenchman on death row in Indonesia says she refuses to believe she has seen him for the last time, as fears grow he will soon be executed with a group of foreigners.

Serge Atlaoui has been detained on Indonesia’s notorious Nusakambangan prison island in Central Java since he was sentenced to death in 2007 on drugs charges.

The Frenchman, 51, had his appeal for clemency rejected in January by President Joko Widodo, a vocal supporter of capital punishment for drug offenders.

Atlaoui was joined this week on the island by two Australian drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, whose transfer from Bali signals their execution date, and that of several other foreigners, is drawing near.

The other foreigners are drug convicts from Brazil, the Philippines, Ghana and Nigeria. They all recently lost their requests for presidential clemency and are expected to be put to death at the same time soon.

Atlaoui’s wife Sabine visited him in prison this week and refused to believe it will be her last, as she pins all her hope on a legal challenge for a stay of execution.

“Yes, of course we are worried,” she told AFP in Cilacap, the port town where family must wait before visiting Nusakambangan. “But we’ve got this judicial review that has been lodged, and we do hope that through this process, the truth can be revealed.”

Atlaoui, a father of four, was arrested near Jakarta in 2005 in a secret laboratory producing ecstasy.

Imprisoned in Indonesia for ten years, he has always denied the charges saying he was installing industrial machinery in what he thought was an acrylics factory.

Urgent legal action

Atlaoui had never lodged a judicial review of his sentence until this year, when the sudden execution in January of six prisoners — including five foreigners — prompted the family to begin urgent legal action.

Sabine Atlaoui said her husband’s case was different from Chan and Sukumaran, as he was applying for his first judicial review.

The Australians’ application for a review last month, a second attempt by the pair, was rejected. They also lost a subsequent challenge to the president’s rejection of their appeals for clemency, a decision they are now appealing in court.

But Indonesia’s attorney-general has stressed that the failed attempts at presidential pardons were the last chance to avoid execution.

Unlike the families of the Australian prisoners, Sabine Atlaoui has made the journey countless times and understands their anxiety as speculation mounts about the fate of their loved ones.

“As families, we are all enduring a very traumatic situation. Here we are, with our emotions, our pain and our fear,” she said.

Her husband is detained at a separate maximum security prison to the Australians, who are being held in solitary confinement elsewhere on “Indonesia’s Alcatraz.”

The execution of a Dutch and a Brazilian prisoner in January prompted those governments to recall their ambassadors in fury, but Joko has vowed to maintain a tough line on drug smugglers.

Sabine Atlaoui said her husband was fully aware of the political situation, adding the executions this year had stoked fears inside the prison as inmates were led away to be shot.

But when the family was reunited this week — including three of Atlaoui’s four children and two siblings who had never before visited him in prison — she said everyone put those thoughts aside momentarily.

“The atmosphere was really intense, there was laughter, feelings were so strong we could forget everything that was around us,” she said. “Suddenly when we went through the exit … we came back to the reality of the prison world. It’s still hard for me to believe.”

Agence France-Presse
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