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, August 9, 2013

Indonesian widows get Dutch compensation, apology over 1946-47 killings

Google – AFP, 9 Aug 2013

An Indonesian widow visits the tomb of her husband in West Java
province on September 15, 2011 (AFP/File, Romeo Gacad)

THE HAGUE — The Dutch government said Thursday that it had compensated 10 women whose husbands were executed by its army between 1946 and 1947 on the Indonesian island of Sulawesi.

In a statement released in The Hague, the Dutch state said it will also publicly apologise for the crimes.

"Ten widows have received compensation for the executions of their husbands by the Dutch military," said the statement.

"The ambassador of the Netherlands, on behalf of the state, will present apologies for the summary executions," it added.

The move brings to an end a battle for justice for relatives of the victims.

On December 20, 2011, lawyer Liesbeth Zegveld said that the widows were seeking justice for the deaths of their husbands.

It was not possible to bring criminal proceedings as the crimes took place too far back. But a civil suit was launched and a settlement was finally reached, on the basis of a September 2012 ruling of another case on a similar atrocity.

Zegveld said that Sulawesi inhabitants claim that between December 1946 and February 1947, approximately 40,000 Indonesians were killed on the island by the Dutch army.

Investigations carried out by the Dutch media claimed however that between 3,000 and 5,000 people lost their lives.

"We're happy, but it is only one step in a larger process: the Netherlands must apologise for all the massacres and executions committed in Indonesia. They cannot simply apologise case by case," Zegveld told AFP.

"The widows have already received the money, it is a similar amount awarded in the Rawagedeh case" in which compensation reached 20,000 euros ($27,000) per person, said Zegveld.

In that case eight widows and one survivor seized by the Dutch in 1947 in Rawagedeh, a village on the island of Java, were awarded compensation following a ruling in The Hague last year which held the Dutch state responsible for the atrocity.

The Netherlands also apologised for the attack on Rawagedeh. Dutch officials say some 150 people were killed in that attack, but a support group and the local community say the death toll was 431.

Indonesia gained its independence in 1949.

Dutch Ambassador to Indonesia Tjeerd de Zwaan (C) accompanied by
 local officials, offers flowers to Rawagede massacre victims after he formally
 apologized Friday on behalf of the Dutch government for the 1947 killings.
(AFP Photo/Romeo Gacad)

Related Article:

No comments: