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, May 22, 2015

Indonesian Court Sentences Japanese Grandfather, 73, to Life for Drug Smuggling

Jakarta Globe, May 21, 2015

Masaru Kawada, 73, was sentenced to life in prison on Wednesday for drug
smuggling, but maintains that he was an unwitting mule. (Antara Photo/Iggoy el Fitra)

Jakarta. An Indonesian court has sentenced a 73-year-old Japanese man to life in prison for trafficking 2.35 kilograms of methamphetamine into the country from Macau.

The Pariaman District Court in West Sumatra ruled on Wednesday that Masaru Kawada acted as part of an international drug-trafficking syndicate when he brought the drugs in his bag on a flight from the Chinese city by way of Kuala Lumpur last November.

Customs officers arrested Kawada at Minangkabau International Airport in Padang, the provincial capital, after an X-ray scan of his bag revealed the drugs concealed in the lining.

The sentence handed down was heavier than the 16 years sought by prosecutors, who cited Kawada’s advanced age. Kawada’s lawyer said on Thursday that they would mount an appeal, and reiterated his defense that he was an unwitting drug mule and not a trafficker.

Syusvida Lastri, the lawyer, said her client had from the start argued that the bag with the drugs was not his, and that he had been paid to carry it to Indonesia by an Englishman identified only as Edward Mark. Kawada, who worked as an English translator in his homeland, claimed Mark asked him to travel to Macau, paying his fare from Japan and giving him $500 up front. In Macau, he said, he met an associate of Mark’s, who asked him to take the bag to Padang and paid him $200.

Kawada claimed he didn’t notice the drugs when he first received the bag, and only found out when customs officers in Padang identified the package on their X-ray scanner.

Syusvida said Kawada, a grandfather of two, had initially feared he might get the death sentence. The Indonesian government has garnered international condemnation for two sets of executions carried out this year on drug convicts. President Joko Widodo, citing dubious data to justify his response to a so-called “drug emergency,” ordered 14 people put to death by firing squad this year, 12 of them foreigners.

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