RIP to the Eight Men Executed in Indonesia This Morning, April 29th

April 29, 2015 at 2:28 am (Amnesty International, Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Indonesia, Mary Jane Veloso, Myuran Sukumaran)

No thinking person can believe the world is a better or safer place today because of these killings.  AACP remains committed to campaigning for an end to the death penalty in all cases, in all circumstances and in all countries.

Our thoughts are with the families so violently bereaved this morning, and those with loved ones still facing executions.

Thanks to everyone who came to last night’s vigil in King George Square and to our speakers – Senator Claire Moore from the ALP, Kirsten Lovejoy from the Greens, Ciaron O’Reilly from the Catholic Worker, our patron Stephen Keim, the stalwart Tony Robertson, Chris Baker from the Mercy campaign, Richard Gifford from Reprieve and the others who came forward from the crowd.

We are trying to work out where we go from here, but please remember there are still thousands of people on death row across the globe, and fifty in Indonesia, including Mary Jane Veloso who was given a last-minute reprieve this morning, but whose death sentence is still active.

The Change.org petition for Mary Jane can be found here – please share it around.

Amnesty International has a Condolence page for those who want to pay their respects, here.

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#KeepHopeAlive Vigil – Tuesday April 28th

April 27, 2015 at 4:53 am (Amnesty International, Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran, Take Action, Upcoming Events) (, )

Nine prisoners in Indonesia face execution as early as Tuesday night.
This may be your last chance to show your opposition to this decision before it’s too late.
Please join us

King George Square from 6-7pm

to tell the Indonesian government that it’s never too late for mercy.

Facebook event here.

SBS story on vigils here.

Vigil Monday 27th at St Stephen's Cathedral

Vigil Monday 27th at St Stephen’s Cathedral

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Last chance actions against the death penalty in Indonesia

April 27, 2015 at 12:03 am (Amnesty International, Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran, petitions, Take Action, Uncategorized) (, )

Now that word has been hannded down that 9 prisoners, including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be executed as soon as Tuesday night.

We still have a chance to make our opposition known and to save the lives of these people and the fifty others facing the death penalty in Indonesia this year.

Since the executions resumed in January, there have been significant breakthroughs in the campaign in Indonesia – Garuda Air, the national airline, has refused to transport prisoners to the site of their executions, senior government figures and allies have started to speak out and the prospect of a future moratorium on capital punishment has been raised.

We are making a difference, and it is not yet too late to save these lives.

Please join us at today’s rally

St Stephen’s Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth St in Brisbane

11am Monday 27th

https://www.facebook.com/events/101280996871988/101281440205277/

Please come along if you can, and spread the word to everyone you can, through every avenue you have. Twitter hashtags are #keephopealive #istandformercy

Amnesty action page – http://www.amnesty.org.au/action/action/36419/

Mercy Campaign petition – http://www.mercycampaign.org/

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Last Chance Rally to #KeepHopeAlive in Brisbane

April 25, 2015 at 10:26 am (Amnesty International, Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran) (, )

The Indonesian government has now given formal notice that the next ten prisoners may be executed anytime after the next 72 hours.

11am Monday April 27th St Stephen’s Cathedral, 249 Elizabeth Street

It is not too late to show our opposition to this decision.

It is not too late to change their minds and save the lives of these people.

Please come along, please spread the word.

Justice Does Not Kill.

Facebook event here.

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#KeepHopeAlive Vigils each Friday from 6-7pm, King George Square

April 23, 2015 at 7:35 am (Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, execution, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran)

We will be holding vigils every Friday in King George Square while the fate of the prisoners on death row in Indonesia is being decided.
Please come along and show your support, and spread the word.
Facebook event here.

April 17th

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#KeepHopeAlive Vigil Thursday 2nd April

April 2, 2015 at 3:17 am (Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Events, Indonesia, Myuran Sukumaran, Uncategorized)

Indonesia still has plans to execute ten prisoners including Australians Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran and to carry out further executions by the end of the year.
Please join us at vigil to show our opposition to the death penalty in all situations, in all countries.

6-7pm Thursday April 2nd
King George Square, Brisbane

Facebook event here or for more details, call Tina – 0423709445

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#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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