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The death penalty is a violent, inhumane and outdated punishment that has no place in today’s criminal justice system.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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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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Justice does not kill

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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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Save Australians on death row in Indonesia – Amnesty International

May 7, 2013 at 12:29 am (Amnesty International, Bali Nine, Death Penalty, petitions, Take Action) (, )

Update 6 May 2013: Foreign Minister Bob Carr’s office has made public statements urging Indonesia to grant clemency to Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, and pledging to raise the issue again with the Indonesian Government. This is great news and we welcome Senator Carr’s statements.

It’s vital that our Government continues working through all possible means for clemency for Andrew and Myuran, and to promote the abolishment of the death penalty in our region. So we need to keep up the messages to Bob Carr and Julia Gillard, and show them that public support for this is not going away.

Send our Foreign Minister and Prime Minister a message now

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Brisbane World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner

September 22, 2012 at 2:33 pm (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, Frank Brennan, Stephen Keim, World Anti-Death Penalty Day) (, , )

AUSTRALIANS AGAINST CAPITAL PUNISHMENT & AUSTRALIAN LAWYERS FOR HUMAN RIGHTS invite you to join us at

Date: Friday 12th October 2012
Time: 6.30pm for 7pm start
Venue: Broncos League Club
98 Fulcher Road
Red Hill Qld 4054
Cost: $80 adult, $70 student/conc.
$70 pp for group (table of 10)
Bookings: http://www.stickytickets.com.au/8634
RSVP: Fri 5 October 2012
Enquiries & bookings (plus seating/dietary needs):
Please contact Tina at Justine.hampson@gmail.com

Australians Against Capital Punishment and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights warmly invite you to this year’s dinner in commemoration of the 10th World Day Against the Death Penalty. This Day is recognised globally as a reminder of the inhumanity of the death penalty throughout the entire process, from sentence to execution.

We are delighted to announce that our guest speakers include Fr Frank Brennan SJ, AO and Lee and Christine Rush, with Stephen Keim SC as MC.

We hope you can join us to mark this important human rights event.

For more information email AACP justine.hampson@gmail.com

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World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner

September 21, 2011 at 3:07 pm (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Stephen Keim, Upcoming Events, World Anti-Death Penalty Day) (, , )

On May 10, Australian Scott Rush’s death sentence was repealed and
Scott was sentenced to life imprisonment while the death sentences of
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were upheld. Although the news
of Scott repealed death sentence is a minor triumph for human rights, the
death penalty remains a haunting reality for others of the Bali Nine and
for the global community.
It is with this sentiment in mind that AACP and ALHR warmly invite you to
this year’s dinner in commemoration of the 9th World Day Against the
Death Penalty, this year themed “The Inhumanity of the Death Penalty”.
The Day is recognised globally as a reminder of the inhumanity of the
death penalty throughout the entire process, from sentence to execution.
We are delighted to announce that our guest speakers include Julian
Burnside QC and Lee and Christine Rush, with Stephen Keim SC as
MC.
We hope you can join us to mark this important human rights event.
Details
Date: 14 October 2011
Time: 7:00pm for a 7:30pm start
Venue: Broncos League Club,
98 Fulcher Road
Red Hill Qld 4054
Cost: $80 adult, $70 student/conc.
$70 pp for group (table of 10)
Booking: http://www.stickytickets.com.au/6304
RSVP: Friday, 7 October 2011
Enquiries: Please contact Elisa at
elisa.petranich@uqconnect.edu.au
for all enquiries

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Chan holding up after failed appeal – from the ABC

June 19, 2011 at 9:46 am (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, Indonesia) (, )

By Helen Brown in Bali and staff

Friends of Bali Nine inmate Andrew Chan say he is holding up well after learning his bid for a reprieve from the death penalty has been rejected.

Chan’s girlfriend was one of several shocked visitors to see the Australian this morning.

Chan has been on death row in Bali’s Kerobokan jail for more than five years now.

His girlfriend was too distressed to talk, but Melbourne-based friend Sally Warhaft, who spent three hours with him in the prison’s cramped visitor’s facility, says Chan’s biggest concern is for his family.

“I know his parents and I know how incredibly painful [it is] for Andrew… what they’re going through,” she said.

Full story here.

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