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, June 13, 2015

Canada opens door to jailed Saudi blogger Raif Badawi

Canada is offering to take in imprisoned Saudi blogger Raif Badawi, listing him as a priority immigrant on humanitarian grounds. Badawi is serving a 10-year jail sentence and is facing 1,000 lashes in the Gulf kingdom.

Deutsche Welle, 12 June 2015

The Canadian province of Quebec on Friday cleared the way for Raif Badawi to come to the country by offering the blogger an immigration selection certificate.

These certificates are issued "in exceptional circumstances to foreigners in need of protection," Quebec Immigration Minister Kathleen Weil said.

"His treatment is outrageous - it's cruel and unusual punishment," Weil said, in comments carried by state broadcaster CBC and others in Canada.

The certificate could fast-track Badawi's immigration application and any steps to bring him from Saudi Arabia to Canada.

The official document will be presented to Badawi's wife, Ensaf Haider, at a ceremony next week. Haider settled in Sherbrooke, Quebec, with the couple's three children soon after fleeing Saudi Arabia in 2012. In an interview with Deutsche Welle last month, Haider said she imagined her family's future in Canada.

Badawi was imprisoned in 2012, and two years later was sentenced to a decade in jail, 1,000 lashes, and fined 1 million Saudi riyals ($266,600 / 236,730 euros) for promoting liberal ideas and criticizing Islam online. The 31-year-old received the first 50 lashes of his sentence - to be delivered in 20 weekly sessions- outside a mosque in the Red Sea city of Jeddah in January, but subsequent floggings have been postponed amid international outrage.

Last week Saudi Arabia's Supreme Court upheld the sentence, meaning the ruling is final and cannot be overturned without a pardon from the country's King Salman. Human rights groups, together with Badawi's wife Haider, have called on the Canadian government to step up efforts to secure the blogger's release.

Quebec's Public Safety Minister Steven Blaney said Friday that he was hopeful the offer to help Badawi immigrate to Canada "will allow us to break the logjam and have a happy ending to this."

In a statement Friday, Saudi Arabia said it would "not tolerate such outrageous, ridiculous interference in its sovereign justice system."

The comments echo a letter sent earlier in the week to members of the European Parliament, in which Saudi authorities expressed "strong displeasure and disapproval in relation to some media reports" on Badawi.

"Saudi Arabia was among the first countries to support human rights and respect international conventions which were in accordance with Sharia," the Saudi Foreign Ministry said.

Deutsche Welle awarded Badawi its inaugural Freedom of Expression Award in February.

nm/msh (AFP)

Canadian Prime Minister Stephen Harper meets with Pope Francis at
the Vatican on 11 June 2015. Photograph: Adrian Wyld/AP

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