Oklahoma to introduce new method of executing death-row inmates – from News.com.au

March 16, 2018 at 3:17 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, News, United States) (, , )

OKLAHOMA has rolled out plans for its newest morbid killing device for inmates in limbo on death row. Warning: Disturbing.

by Rohan Smith

WARNING: Disturbing content.

THE American state where a death-row inmate endured an agonising 43-minute-long botched execution is surging ahead with plans to kill more prisoners. But there’s a catch.

Oklahoma, where Clayton Lockett blew a vein while strapped to his death bed in 2014, doesn’t have the lethal injection drugs it needs.

So what does a state do when drugs are off the table? It invents new means of execution.

On Wednesday, officials in Oklahoma announced they plan to become the first US state to use gas to carry out capital punishment.

The proposal is that inmates condemned to death row will take turns in the chamber where a mask would be placed over their heads and nitrogen gas administered.

“We can no longer sit on the sidelines and wait on the drugs,” State Attorney-General Mike Hunter said.

“Using nitrogen will be effective, simple to administer, easy to obtain and requires no complex medical procedures.”

Full story here.


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Indonesia requests death penalty for eight Taiwanese – Taipei Times

January 19, 2018 at 10:31 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, Indonesia, News)

WAR ON DRUGS:The Indonesian government is getting tougher on drug cases, with 16 Taiwanese sentenced to death or killed in raids in recent years

Staff writer, with CNA

Indonesian prosecutors have requested the death penalty for eight Taiwanese allegedly involved in a drug smuggling operation last year.

Tipped off by Taiwanese police, Indonesian police intercepted a record 1 tonne haul of crystal methamphetamine imported from China during a raid in Anyer Beach, west of Jakarta, on July 13 last year.

During the operation, Indonesian police killed a Taiwanese man alleged to be the kingpin of the drug ring, after he refused to surrender, and arrested three others, identified as Chen Wei-cyuan (陳威全), Liao Guan-yu (廖冠宇) and Hsu Yung-li (徐勇立).

Five more Taiwanese were on July 15 arrested by Indonesian police in connection with the case.

Full story here.

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World Day Against the Death Penalty Dinner 2017

September 12, 2017 at 7:38 am (AACp, Amnesty International, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, execution, Stephen Keim, World Anti-Death Penalty Day)

AACP invites all friends and supporters to this year’s WDADP Dinner.  This year’s theme is Poverty & Justice: A Deadly Mix, our keynote speaker is Fiona McLeod, SC, President of the Law Council and our MC will be our patron, Stephen Keim, SC.

Friday, 20th October

6.30pm arrival 7pm start
Hotel Grand Chancellor
23 Leichhardt Street
(Cnr Wickham Tce), Brisbane

ADULT $100

GROUP BOOKINGS (Tables of 10) $80 pp

Enquiries & Bookings
(inc. seating & dietary requirements)
Contact Elisa at AACPbooking@gmail.com

RSVP: 6th of October, 2017

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Thanks to all for a successful 2016 Dinner

November 5, 2016 at 5:21 am (ALHR, Amnesty International, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, Stephen Keim, Uncategorized, World Anti-Death Penalty Day)

AACP would like to thank our keynote speaker, Julian McMahon, our MC, Stephen Keim, all our supporters, guests and volunteers for making this year’s dinner a success.  In a year where the global arc away from the death penalty has slowed, it is more important than ever for like-minded people to come together and make ourselves heard.
Special thanks to our partners, Australian Lawyers for Human Rights and Amnesty International and to Tony for these photos, and Tina, Elisa and Kellie for ensuring the night went off without a hitch.

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Indonesia Seeks Imminent Resumption of Executions

March 21, 2016 at 2:26 am (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Foreign News, Human Rights, Indonesia, Uncategorized)

Third Wave of Executions to Be Realized Soon: Indonesian AGO

Cilacap, gateway to Nusakam Bangan island
Cilacap, gateway to Nusakam Bangan island, where Indonesia
carries out its executions by firing squad.

TEMPO.CO, Jakarta – Attorney General Muhammad Prasetyo said that a number of drug convicts would face the third wave of executions soon.

Read more: http://deathpenaltynews.blogspot.com/2016/03/third-wave-of-executions-to-be-realized.html#ixzz43V5aCs00

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Tribute for the Executed in Indonesia

May 2, 2015 at 2:01 am (Andrew Chan, Bali Nine, Death Penalty, Human Rights, Indonesia, Mary Jane Veloso, Myuran Sukumaran)

AACP invites everyone to come together to remember the lives of the eight men killed in Indonesia this week, and all those still facing the death penalty around the world.
This week has seen truly awful events and the untimely end to too many lives. On Monday we re-commit ourselves to the fight against judicial killings across the globe. Please join us and spread the word,

6-7pm Monday May 4th
King George Square, Brisbane



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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.

Senator Claire MooresplayStephen Keim

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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


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.

Keep Hope Alive

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