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, April 3, 2015

10 Years for Canadian JIS Teacher Found Guilty of Abusing Students

Jakarta Globe, Bayu Marhaenjati, Apr 02, 2015

Canadian school administrator Neil Bantleman is hugged by his wife Tracy 
Bantleman shortly before Bantleman's court appearance to face a verdict on 
Thursday. (AFP Photo/Bay Ismoyo)

Jakarta. Canadian teacher Neil Bantleman and an Indonesian teaching assistant have both been sentenced to 10 years’ jail for sexually abusing three boys at the prestigious Jakarta International School.

South Jakarta District Court ruled on Thursday both men were guilty of abusing the boys, concluding a controversial and much-criticized trial.

Bantleman and teaching assistant Ferdinand Tjiong were sentenced to 10 years in prison and given a Rp 100 million ($7,700) fine each.

Both have maintained their innocence and say they will appeal the verdict.

Supporters of the two men claim there is no medical or other evidence to suggest the young students were sexually abused, but judges found otherwise.

“This is a complete miscarriage of justice,” Bantleman said in a statement. “We’ll continue to fight and appeal until the truth comes out, and the truth is that Ferdi and I never abused those kids.”

Last July, a parent stepped forward accusing Bantleman and Ferdinand of sexually abusing her son in the school’s administrative office. She also claimed the kindergarten principal had videotaped the assault.

The accusations against the two followed another sexual abuse investigation centering on a group of six janitors, who were accused of raping a 6-year-old boy in a school bathroom.

In December, five janitors were found guilty in this case, and were sentenced to prison terms of up to eight years. Prosecutors had demanded ten-year sentences in this case. Lawyers for the convicts said at the time that they would file appeals.

One among the group of janitors committed suicide in police custody before the trial reached a conclusion.

A prominent child rights activist said earlier on Thursday that prosecutors should have demanded much harsher sentences.

Arist Merdeka Sirait, chairman of the National Commission for Child Protection (Komnas PA), said Article 82 from Law No. 23 (2002) on child protection calls for a maximum sentence of 15 years in prison, and a minimum of five.

“If we look at the future impact on children who experience sexual violence, I think this isn’t fair,” Arist said at the South Jakarta District Court. “We’re not getting the most out of this law.”

Stressing that he hoped the court would fairly assess all the facts presented in the case, Arist added that he would prefer a life sentence for people convicted of child abuse.

“Of course the innocent should not be convicted, but for the guilty I want the maximum punishment.”

The court started reading the verdict against Bantleman on Thursday morning, but the process took almost until 6 p.m., due in part to the fact that an English translation was also read out, to help Bantleman understand.

Presiding Judge Nur Aslam Bustaman also on several occasions had to remind people in attendance to remain calm.

JIS, a prestigious institution mainly catering to children of expats and wealthy Indonesians, is currently called Jakarta Intercultural School.

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