#KeepHopeAlive vigil Friday 13th March, King George Square

March 12, 2015 at 11:25 am (Amnesty International, Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran, News, Take Action)

Please come along and spread the word. Every day these executions are delayed is another chance to save the lives of the two Australians and nine others facing imminent death by firing squad.

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Friday 13th March 6-7pm

King George Square, Brisbane

Facebook event here.

Please spread the word as far and wide as you can.

For more information, contact Tina – mob 0423 709 445 or email justine.hampson@gmail.com


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Australian Politicians Last Ditch Attempts To Save Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran – news.com.au

March 5, 2015 at 1:23 am (Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran)

JULIE Bishop has confirmed she explored the idea of a prisoner swap with Indonesia’s Foreign Minister Retno Marsudi to save the lives of doomed Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Full story here.

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Vigil for Death Row Prisoners in Indonesia – Fri 27th Feb (Updated – King George Square)

February 24, 2015 at 8:28 am (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, Indonesia) (, , , )

With Indonesian President Widodo again asserting the executions of the eleven prisoners will not be delayed, please join us in showing our opposition to the death penalty in all circumstances.

6pm-7pm Friday February 27th
King George Square, Brisbane

Facebook event here.

For more information please contact Tina ph 0423 709 445 or email justine.hampson@gmail.com

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Sunshine Coast Vigil to Keep Hope Alive – Wednesday Feb 25

February 19, 2015 at 6:51 am (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Events, Take Action) (, , )

A peaceful and powerful stand for mercy, respectfully urging Indonesian President Joko Widodo to stay the executions of Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran.

Keep Hope Alive
5.45pm Wednesday February 25
The Esplanade, Cotton Tree Park.

All welcome, rain hail or shine.

For more information contact Terry on 0408 150588 or terry.b3@bigpond.com

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Vigil to end the Death Penalty in Indonesia – 18th Feb, Brisbane

February 18, 2015 at 4:13 am (Amnesty International, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Events, Take Action) (, , )

6pm Wednesday 18th February
King George Square

Click here for more information.

As the grieving families of Myuran Sukumaran and Andrew Chan hold vigils for their sons in Sydney & Melbourne, Brisbane will also stand for mercy at 6pm Wednesday 18th February in King George Square.

Please join with Amnesty, Australians Against Capital Punishment, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and Brisbane Mercy Vigil at this vigil for Myuran and Andrew, their families and indeed, others around facing the death penalty around the world.

With vigils now to be held in most capital cities, Australia will be making a peaceful and powerful stand for Mercy and urge the Indonesian President to halt executions.

The death penalty is a violent, inhumane and outdated punishment that has no place in today’s criminal justice system.

#keephopealive #ampuni #istandformercy

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Brisbane Vigil Friday 13th #KeepHopeAlive

February 11, 2015 at 5:24 am (AACp, Amnesty International, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, execution, Indonesia, Take Action)

AMNESTY INTERNATIONAL and AUSTRALIANS AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT invite you to

Stop executions in Indonesia

Date: Friday 13th February 2015
Time: 6.00 pm – 7.30 pm
Venue: Reddacliff Place (top of Queen St Mall)

Please, call on the Indonesian President to halt these executions and work on ending the death penalty for good.

See Amnesty’s list of actions to Keep Hope Alive here.

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Facebook event here.

Australians Against Capital Punishment are a group of concerned citizens from many backgrounds and many walks of life who have joined together to campaign for an end to the death penalty in all circumstances, in all countries.

For more information please contact Tina ph 0423 709 445 or email justine.hampson@gmail.com

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#KeepHopeAlive Vigil Wednesday Feb 4th

February 6, 2015 at 10:05 am (Uncategorized)

AACP joined with Amnesty to hold a vigil for Death Row inmates in Indonesia.  The latest group of prisoners facing executions include two young Australians, Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, and reports indicate that their executions are planned within a month.

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See Amnesty’s list of actions to Keep Hope Alive here.

Another vigil will be held on Friday 13th of February at Reddacliffe Place at the top of the Queen Street Mall in Brisbane from 6-7pm.

For more information please contact Tina ph 0423 709 445 or email: justine.hampson@gmail.com

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Vigil for Prisoners Facing Execution in Indonesia

January 16, 2015 at 1:36 pm (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, Indonesia)

AACP was part of a snap vigil in King George Square highlighting the fate of six prisoners facing execution in Indonesia within the next two days.  Those people are Rani Andriani, an Indonesian, Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira from Brazil, Tran Thi Bich Hanh from Vietnam, Namaona Denis from Malawi, Daniel Enemuo from Nigeria and Ang Kiem Soei, who was born in Papua.
AACP reaffirms our commitment to oppose the death penalty in all cases, in all countries and in all circumstances.
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Tony Abbott confirms Bali Nine member Myuran Sukumaran has lost appeal against death penalty – ABC

January 8, 2015 at 2:44 am (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Indonesia)

The Australian Government has confirmed a member of the so-called Bali Nine has lost his final avenue for appeal against the death penalty in Indonesia.

Mayuran Sukamaran has been officially denied a presidential pardon for his role in attempting to traffic heroin to Australia in 2005.

Sukamaran and fellow convicted drug smuggler Andrew Chan have been on death row since 2006.

Read more.

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I witnessed Ohio’s execution of Dennis McGuire. What I saw was inhumane – from The Guardian

January 23, 2014 at 5:17 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, Human Rights, Uncategorized, United States) (, , )

I don’t know how any objective observer could come up with any conclusion other than that injection was an evil way to go

theguardian.com,              Thursday 23 January 2014 05.51 AEST

The last time I celebrated mass with Dennis McGuire, who was executed by the state of Ohio last week using an experimental two-drug concoction, it was the feast of the epiphany that marks the bringing of gifts to the newborn Jesus by the magi.

McGuire was one of just over a dozen Catholics among Ohio’s 147 death row inmates who come to mass weekly in Chillicothe Correctional Institution. As part of the sacrament of anointing, I asked the others to pass by and lay hands on McGuire as a way of giving our brother back to the Lord as a symbolic gift. When I turned round to face them with the oils, I found the other 12 standing around him, surrounding him as though they were offering him back to the Lord. Tears were streaming down McGuire’s face. That was the first time I’d ever seen him show physical signs of emotion.

I first began to visit Mcguire in November. He told me about the evil act he had committed, the murder in 1989 of a young woman Joy Stewart who was pregnant and whose unborn child also died. He confessed his sin to me, and expressed sorrow for what he had done. I said he should pray for forgiveness from the woman he had killed, and from that unborn child, and over the course of the final eight weeks, I know that he did. Read the rest of this entry »

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