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. …

Monday, April 27, 2015

Bali Nine: diplomatic effort intensifies for Australians and other foreigners due to face firing squad

Along with one Indonesian, two Australians, four Nigerians, a Brazilian and a Philippines citizen could be shot as early as midnight on Tuesday local time

The Guardian, Michael Safi, Monday 27 April 2015

Protesters from the migrant worker community during a protest to support
Mary Jane Veloso. Photograph: Adek Berry/AFP/Getty Images

Last-ditch diplomatic efforts to spare some of the eight foreign nationals scheduled to face a firing squad in Indonesia for drug offences have intensified as the end of a 72-hour notice period looms.

Along with Indonesian Zainul Abidin, four Nigerians, two Australians, a Brazilian and a Philippines citizen could be shot as early as midnight on Tuesday local time.

The condemned include Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, for their part in the plot to smuggle 8.3kg of heroin from Bali in 2005.

Hopes have been raised that 30-year-old Filipina Mary Jane Veloso could be spared following lobbying on the sidelines of the Asean summit in Kuala Lumpur by the Philippines president Benigno Aquino.

A statement on Monday from the Indonesian president Joko Widodo indicated he was sympathetic to her case and would consult with the country’s attorney general before “resum[ing] the conversation” with Aquino.

Supporters of Veloso claim the single mother was unaware her suitcase contained about 2.6kg of heroin when she flew into Yogyakarta in 2010. Philippines boxer and lawmaker Manny Pacquiao joined the calls to show Veloso clemency on Sunday.

Relations between Jakarta and Canberra have frayed over plans to execute Chan and Sukumaran. The Australian prime minister Tony Abbott has been trying to speak with Widodo by phone for seven weeks, and wrote a letter to the Indonesian leader at the weekend, appealing for mercy.

“This is not in the best interests of Indonesia, let alone in the interests of the young Australians concerned,” he said on Monday.

Julie Bishop, the Australian foreign minister, warned on Monday that carrying out the mass execution would “harm Indonesia’s international standing”.

“I’ve called on the president of Indonesia to reconsider his refusal to grant clemency and I do not believe it is too late for a change of heart,” she said, raising the fact that Widodo has campaigned to spare Indonesian citizens on death row around the world.

“I ask no more of Indonesia than it has asked of other nations where Indonesian citizens are on death row, including for serious drug offences,” she said.

Protesters massed outside the Indonesian consulate in Sydney on Monday evening. The former Indonesian president Susilo Bambang Yuhyohono has cancelled an address to the University of Western Australia that was scheduled for Friday, citing “sensitive timing”.

Controversy also surrounds the Brazilian, Rodrigo Gularte, whose lawyers claim suffers from bipolar disorder and schizophrenia.

The UN secretary general, Ban Ki-moon, joined the chorus of opposition to the executions on Sunday, asking that Widodo “urgently consider declaring a moratorium on capital punishment in Indonesia, with a view toward abolition”.

Serge Atlaoui of France won a temporary reprieve at the weekend after officials agreed to wait until his legal challenges have been exhausted. The French president, Francois Hollande, had warned of severe “consequences with France and Europe” if the Frenchman were killed.

The Indonesian president has otherwise refused to be swayed by the international pressure, pledging to clear the country’s death row of drug offenders as part of a crackdown on the “national emergency” of narcotics. Official figures are unreliable, but it is estimated around 41 foreigners are currently on death row in Indonesia for drug crimes.

Six people, including five foreigners, were shot in the first round of executions on 18 January, among them a Dutch and Brazilian citizen. Both countries pulled their ambassadors from Indonesia in retaliation.

It was revealed on Monday that the king of the Netherlands, Willem-Alexander, had personally appealed to Widodo to spare the Dutchman, 52-year-old Ang Kiem Soe.

Brazil has also refused to accept the credentials of the new Indonesian ambassador.

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