Australian PM questions scholarships in honor of Chan and Sukumaran. Australian Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said that he considers a recent move by the Australian Catholic University (ACU) to offer scholarships in honor of executed drug traffickers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran an odd thing to do.
“We know that they were repentant, we know that they were rehabilitated, we know that they seem to have met their fate with a kind of nobility and all of that is admirable. But whether that justifies what has apparently been done is open to profound question,” he told Sydney radio 2GB as quoted by Australian newspaper Courier-Mail. Abbott added that the scholarships sent a very unusual message as the institution was supposed to stand up for the best values, even though he recognized forgiveness as one of the Christian values.
Richard Branson condemns Bali nine executions: 'The death penalty is cruel, barbaric, inhumane has no place in the world' - People - News. Writing on the deaths of the alleged drug traffickers on Tuesday for his blog, the Virgin entrepreneur said: “Mary Jane Fiesta Veloso was granted a last-minute reprieve.
But Rodrigo Gularte, Martin Anderson (aka Belo), Raheem Agbaje Salami, Sylvester Obiekwe Nwolise, Okwudili Oyatanze, Zainal Abidin bin Mgs Mahmud Badarudin, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran lost their lives brutally and needlessly. “Brutally, because the death penalty is always cruel, barbaric and inhumane. It has no place in a civilised society. “Needlessly, because these executions will not do anything to deter drug trafficking in Indonesia or reduce supply and demand. There is plenty of evidence that prohibition and strict law enforcement have little to no effect on the drug trade.
He went on to discuss the tales of prisoners’ rehabilitation, particularly of Andrew and Myuran, who he heralded as “shining examples of people working through their mistakes and becoming productive members of society”. Blood On Their Hands: The Secret Government Treaties That Helped Kill Chan And Sukumaran. If you believe the rhetoric, then Prime Minister Tony Abbott understands the widespread anger at the execution this morning of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two of the ‘Bali 9’ caught trying to smuggle 8.3kg of heroin out of Denpasar Airport in April 2005.
“I would say to people yes, you are absolutely entitled to be angry, but we've got to be very careful to ensure that we do not allow our anger to make a bad situation worse,” Abbott told reporters. But don't believe it. It is just rhetoric. It's the sort of thing politicians say when they want you to focus on their words, and not their actions. Bali nine: Lindsay Sandiford fears she may be executed next. There are believed to be about 34 foreign traffickers left on death row, including Sandiford.
In a statement issued from jail in Bali, Sandiford, 58, said she was “deeply saddened” by the senseless executions of a pair of Australian drug smugglers and paid tribute to them for giving her guidance after she was sentenced to death. “I am deeply saddened to learn that Myuran Sukumaran and my dear friend Andrew Chan have been executed… The men shot dead today were reformed men – good men who transformed the lives of people around them. Their senseless, brutal deaths leave the world a poorer place.” The two Australians, London-born Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan, were executed after overseeing a heroin smuggling ring in 2005. In her statement, Sandiford said Chan, who become a devout Christian in jail, was a “close friend and confidante”.
‘Dear Me’: the video executed Bali Nine member Andrew Chan wanted you to see. Andrew Chan wrote this letter in the hope that it reaches high school students and that his story will make them think more about their lives and the decision they make.
Featured Video More videos available at the News video hub. BNN Claims Executions Effective Tool to Address Indonesia's 'Drug Emergency' Myuran Sukumaran. After lodging an appeal against his sentence, Sukumaran's appeal was initially dismissed by the Bali High Court.
A judicial review conducted by the Indonesian Supreme Court on 6 July 2011 affirmed the death sentence. Sukumaran's plea for clemency was rejected by the President of Indonesia Joko Widodo on 30 December 2014, and Sukumaran was expected to face execution, together with Chan. The execution was carried out on 29 April 2015. Early life and family Trafficking conspiracy Media reports based on the testimony of co-conspirator, Renae Lawrence, claim that she met Sukumaran through Andrew Chan. Sukumaran and Chan both attended Homebush Boys High School, four years apart. Sukumaran, from Auburn in the Western Suburbs of Sydney, commenced university studies but dropped out and worked in the mail room at State Street Corporation, an American investment bank, and later the passport office in Sydney.
Bali Nine - The Painter and The Pastor: Is rehabilitation enough to halt their executions? Bali nine: drug supply suspect killed in seconds by police. Could not load plugins: File not found The Bali 9 kingpin who wasn't The family of a Nepalese man shot by Indonesian police, after being fingered as a drug dealer by the Australian Federal Police are demanding answers from the Australian government.
Indonesian police made little effort to catch the Bali Nine's suspected drug supplier alive, fatally shooting him shortly after entering his home, a police report reveals. Disturbing questions about the killing of Nepalese national Man Singh Ghale are raised by alleged events noted in the report, which is among pages of secret Indonesian police files obtained by Fairfax relating to global heroin trafficking. Police report reveals there was little effort to catch the suspected dealer alive: Man Singh Ghale. Mary Jane Veloso and the language of the ‘world’s best workers’ In a handwritten letter, a copy of which was kept by the Philippine Embassy in Jakarta, Mary Jane Veloso, who avoided execution on Tuesday, wrote: Im work to Dubai United Arab Emirates ...
Im work there as a servant and my contract is 2 year’s but im stay there for 10 months because have someone want to rape me, I decided to come back to Philippines on December 31, 2009. I’m comeback to my country but my money not enough because my son already go to school ... I need a work again...How many times I go to the Manila in Agency I try to apply again as a servant take to the another country but almost 3 months the agency did not contact me.
One day Christine asked me about work!!! In between her words and punctuation errors nestle hidden narratives: the neoliberalism of labor migration, the feminization of migrant labor, the problems of diaspora, the politics of return and the like. Bali nine: drug supply suspect killed in seconds by police. Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran executions a 'black day' for AFP: Bob Myers. Bali nine: a 'black day' for the AFP The Brisbane lawyer who tipped off the AFP to the Bali nine's activities in 2005 says they "deliberately exposed" the young Australians to the death penalty.
The Brisbane-based lawyer for a Bali Nine drug courier spared the death penalty in Indonesia has described the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran as a black day for the Australian Federal Police. Bob Myers was asked by Lee Rush, the father of jailed drug smuggler Scott Rush, for help in stopping his son leaving Australia for Bali in April, 2005, when Mr Rush suspected Scott's involvement in the heroin importation plot. Indonesian death row convict says he will haunt his executioners as a ghost. Photo: Illustration Indonesian national Zainal Abidin has exhausted every legal options he has to save himself from being executed by a firing squad at some point in the very near future.
With no other recourse left to him, he says plans to take revenge on his executioners and their families… from beyond the grave. Zainal Abidin, the only Indonesian citizen set to face the firing squad during the next wave of executions in Indonesia (along with Australian Bali Nine ringleaders Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran), was arrested in Palembang, South Sumatra, in 2000 for possession of 47 kg of marijuana. Uni defends scholarships for Bali Nine duo. The Australian Catholic University has defended creating two scholarships commemorating executed drug runners Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.
Vice-chancellor Greg Craven has been surprised at the outpouring of hatred he's received since the university announced the "mercy scholarships", which are not named after the Bali Nine duo. "These are not scholarships in memory of men who once were drug runners," he wrote in The Australian on Monday. "They commemorate men who died reformed, redeemed, courageously and uncompromisingly human. " Prime Minister Tony Abbott has said the creation of the scholarships was an odd thing for a university to do. Bali Nine: AFP to front media as ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson flies back. AFP Commissioner Andrew Colvin: I wish I could assure you that this scenario wouldn't happen again, but I can't.
Featured Video News More videos available at the News video hub Fans of Vasco da Gama clashed with police outside the Maracana Stadium in Rio de Janeiro, Sunday, after their team won their first Rio de Janeiro state title since 2003. Vasco were playing against Botafogo and won 3-1 on aggregate after last week's 1-0 victory at the same venue.
We need to shift the focus to ending the death penalty worldwide. The Honorable Philip Ruddock MP writes how he plans to put an end to the death penalty worldwide. Source: News Limited The focus today is, quite rightly, on the state-sanctioned execution of Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and the grief and despair being felt by their families and many fellow Australians. However, in days to come we need to shift the focus to the ongoing battle to end the death penalty, wherever it is still being imposed. Ethan Nadelmann: Why we need to end the War on Drugs. My ghost will haunt you: Indonesian death row inmate to be killed with Bali nine duo speaks of injustice. Ade Yuliawan, the lawyer for Zainal Abidin holds the testimonial letter handwritten by Zainal.
Photo: Aris Andrianto Betrayed by his country's legal system, his family ruined, Zainal Abidin has vowed his execution will release his "restless soul" to haunt those responsible for the injustice he says has destroyed his life. The only Indonesian among the 10 condemned drug felons slated to face the firing squad along with Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, Zainal's account of his arrest and travails through the Indonesian courts is harrowing. A labourer in a furniture factory earning about $1 a day, Zainal was asleep when an acquaintance, Aldo, arrived at his home in December 2000 with three rice sacks bursting at the seams.
My ghost will haunt you: Indonesian death row inmate to be killed with Bali nine duo speaks of injustice - The Age (AU) Bali Nine - The Painter and The Pastor: Is rehabilitation enough to halt their executions? Condemned To Die. Condemned To Die. Bali Nine: AFP to front media as ambassador to Indonesia Paul Grigson flies back.
We need to shift the focus to ending the death penalty worldwide. Russell Brand is Everything That’s Wrong With the Bali Nine Media Circus. (Image source: Screenshot from Russell Brand YouTube video) Opinion Jakarta – In an eight-minute video uploaded to his YouTube channel a couple of weeks back, Russell Brand, a British comedic actor—known for such gems as “Get Him to the Greek” and for being once married to the pop star Katy Perry—weighed in on Indonesia’s capital punishment situation. Specifically, he pledged his support for Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, the alleged ringleaders of the Bali Nine.
In the video, he called for clemency, for people to attend a London exhibition of Sukumaran’s art, and for Liverpool F.C. to drop Garuda Indonesia from its roster of sponsors, among other things. Indonesia to Execute Another Five Death-Row Murderers. Illustration (Image courtesy of sakhorn38 at FreeDigitalPhotos.net) Richard Branson condemns Bali nine executions: 'The death penalty is cruel, barbaric, inhumane has no place in the world' - People - News - The Independent.
Commentary: Indonesia's Executions of Drug Convicts Based on Faulty Stats. (JG Graphics/Modina Rimolfa) Indonesian Pres. Joko Widodo @jokowi_do2 : Save the Life of human trafficking victim Mary Jane Veloso. We, the undersigned, concerned citizens from the Philippines as well as supporters from around the world, appeal for clemency and pardon for Mary Jane Veloso, sentenced to death by firing squad in Indonesia. Mary Jane Veloso was taken into custody in Indonesia, due to the discovery of heroin in the lining of the suitcase that she carried to Indonesia. We believe that Mary Jane Veloso is a victim of Human Trafficking, who is innocent of knowingly carrying drugs. Coming from a poor family in the northern Philippines, she had already once worked as a domestic worker (maid) in Dubai but returned to the Philippines after a few months.
Indonesia: "Reprehensible" executions show complete disregard for human rights safeguards. Photo: Workers bury Indonesian Zainal Abidin, one of the eight death-row prisoners who were executed, at a cemetary in Cilacap, Indonesia, 29 April 2015. © EPA. 60 more drug convicts to face firing squad. Indonesia to Execute Another Five Death-Row Murderers. INFOGRAPHIC: 8 of 10 top OFW destination countries still have the death penalty. Commentary: Righting the Wrongs of the Drug Executions Fiasco. Distraught members of the Sukumaran family give a statement after their final visit with Myuran Sukumaran on Tuesday before his execution shortly after midnight.
Reprieve Australia. Abolitionist and Retentionist Countries. Information accurate as of December 31, 2013 (Amnesty International) Countries whose laws do not provide for the death penalty for any crime Countries whose laws provide for the death penalty only for exceptional crimes such as crimes under military law or crimes committed in exceptional circumstances Countries which retain the death penalty for ordinary crimes such as murder but can be considered abolitionist in practice in that they have not executed anyone during the past 10 years and are believed to have a policy or established practice of not carrying out executions.
Luminarya » brave women, bright ideasOffering Yoga & Friendship on Indonesia's Death Row: Denise Payne - Luminarya. Indonesia’s executions a huge disappointment ― Liew Chin Tong. MAY 1 ― Indonesia’s simultaneous executions of eight death row inmates at the Nusa Kambangan prison island is a huge disappointment and a step backward. We are disappointed that Indonesian President Joko Widodo’s nascent administration is taking this cynical populist approach of executing convicts to shore up his political support base. Taking a human life is irreversible. Myuran Sukumaran could have fled Indonesia but chose to try to save others. Amnesty petition mary jane. Stairway to Heaven Meaning. Stairway to heaven.
Stairway to heaven. Indonesia’s Desperate Executions. Asia Death Penalty. Passion of Filipino Family ✿*ﾟ HELP SAVE MARY JANE FIESTA VELOSOﾟ *✿ PLEASE SIGN THESE PETITIONS at * Amnesty International - BNN Claims Executions Effective Tool to Address Indonesia's 'Drug Emergency' News at ForeignPrisoners.com. ‘Dear Me’: the video executed Bali Nine member Andrew Chan wanted you to see. Bali nine: Lindsay Sandiford fears she may be executed next. Indonesia: Why Aussie pleas failed, Veloso’s heard. Married UK Vice-Consul caught having secret 'affair' with British drugs baron in Bali jail: Smuggler was behind plot that led to Lindsay Sandiford's death sentence. Philippine Leader Thanks Indonesia for Death Row Reprieve. Ways the Boys Were Let Down. Bali 9: Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran’s families torturous journey. Executing Drug Dealers: Why Stop With The Bali Nine?
Bali 9 duo Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan had fierce desire to live: lawyer. Indonesia: Reprieve due to Aquino plea; credit-grabbing in full swing. Bali Nine executions: Families to return to Australia with bodies of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran. Fact check: No proof the death penalty prevents crime - Fact Check. Jokowi on Mary Jane: It's about the supremacy of law. How Indonesian activists helped change Jokowi's mind on Mary Jane. ASEAN treaty helps save Mary Jane Veloso. Important last moments to save Mary Jane! #BiarkanHidup. New international scholarships - ACU (Australian Catholic University) - ACU (Australian Catholic University) How a Filipino maid skirted death moments before facing a firing squad. Puslitdatin › Hasil Penelitian. Jokowi Promises War on Drugs for a 'Golden Indonesia' Dealing in death: Indonesia’s drug executions. Indonesia's dramatic executions hide the real problem.
Commentary: Scholars to Study Prison Restorative Justice in Bali. No executions of foreigners in near future. A letter from the Editor to President Widodo. Bali Nine: Australian teen Amy Marks makes video for Joko Widodo. Why Did Indonesia Just Execute Eight People for Drug Crimes? Does Australia have double standards for Bali Nine duo? - BBC News. Blood On Their Hands: The Secret Government Treaties That Helped Kill Chan And Sukumaran. Guy Sebastian on Bali Nine: we all make mistakes, the answer is never to kill someone.
Dispatches: Indonesia Executes Man With Schizophrenia. Indonesia. Lembaga Bantuan Hukum Jakarta. Theconversation. “Drug Prohibition- The lie they told” -Blog mini series. Death Penalty News. Boycotting Bali over the death sentence - BBC News. British father to face death by firing squad for smuggling crystal meth into Indonesia.
Global Commission on Drug Policy. A 'Most Serious Crime?' – The Death Penalty for Drug Offences and International Human Rights Law by Rick Lines. UNIVERSAL DECLARATION OF HUMAN RIGHTS. The 7 Foreigners and 1 Indonesian Executed for Drug Offenses. Family of Brazilian executed in Indonesia campaign for pardon. Brave women, bright ideasOffering Yoga & Friendship on Indonesia's Death Row: Denise Payne - Luminarya. More victims of Mary Jane recruiter surface. Mankind diminished by barbarism in the cause of political expediency. Versus War on Drugs Debate. INPUD_Statement_Position_Paper_on_Capital_Punishment_for_Drug_Offences_June2012.pdf. THE WAR ON DRUGO. Family of Brazilian executed in Indonesia campaign for pardon.