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. …

Wednesday, February 18, 2015

Australia’s Former Prime Ministers Plead for Lives of Bali Pair

Jakarta Globe – AFP, Feb 17, 2015

The Attorney General Office has decided to postpone the scheduled execution
of eleven inmates, including Australians Andrew Chan, left, and Myuran Sukumaran,
right. (AFP Photo/Jewel Samad)

Sydney. All of Australia’s surviving former prime ministers united on Tuesday in a last-ditch plea for Indonesia to spare the lives of two men on death row, as legal efforts to save them intensified.

Andrew Chan, 31, and Myuran Sukumaran, 33, were sentenced to death in 2006 over their roles as ringleaders of a plot to smuggle heroin from Indonesia’s Bali island to Australia.

They are set to be transported to a high-security prison on the island of Nusakambangan this week ahead of their execution, but no date has yet been announced.

Several other foreigners on death row whose clemency appeals have also been rejected, including from Brazil, France, Ghana, Nigeria and the Philippines, are also expected to be transferred soon.

Australia has urged Indonesia — which faced a diplomatic outcry last month when it executed six drug offenders including five foreigners — not to proceed, particularly while last-ditch legal measures are being pursued.

“They committed a very serious crime but have demonstrated genuine rehabilitation,” said John Howard, whose conservative government began efforts to save the pair from the firing squad during his term in office.

“Mercy being shown in such circumstances would not weaken the deterrent effect of Indonesia’s strong anti-drugs laws.”

From Malcolm Fraser, prime minister from 1975 to 1983, to his successors Bob Hawke, Paul Keating, Howard, Kevin Rudd and Julia Gillard, all the former leaders provided their support for clemency in comments to The Australian newspaper.

“We are very much opposed to the death penalty in Australia,” said Fraser.

Hawke said justice should be based on human understanding.

“These two men made a mistake when they were young and foolish,” he said. “They have served their incarceration with model behaviour, and I therefore urge and plead that the government reconsider its decision to now take their lives.”

Gillard added: “I personally would find it heartbreaking if such extraordinary efforts to become of good character were not met with an act of mercy, of recognition of change.”

Rudd, who succeeded Howard as Australia’s prime minister in 2007, said as a “deep, long-standing friend of Indonesia” he would “respectfully request an act of clemency.”

Keating also added his voice, saying the death penalty was a “monstrous act which provides no atonement for the crime” and in this case was out of proportion to the offenses committed.

Current Prime Minister Tony Abbott has already spoken strongly against the planned executions, warning Jakarta that Canberra will make its displeasure felt if they go ahead.

“Like millions of Australians, I feel sick in the pit of my stomach when I think about what is quite possibly happening to these youngsters,” he said on Monday.

Chan and Sukumaran’s lawyers said their transfer to Nusakambangan should not occur while a legal case was ongoing, with a court date reportedly set for next week to look at claims Indonesian President Joko Widodo did not follow the rules in rejecting their clemency bids.

“They cannot transfer, they cannot move Chan and Sukumaran, let alone kill them, while the legal process is going on,” Todong Mulya Lubis told the Australian Broadcasting Corporation.

Joko has been a vocal supporter of capital punishment and has vowed a tough approach to ending what he has called Indonesia’s “drug emergency”.

Agence France-Presse
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