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


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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


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The death penalty is a violent, inhumane and outdated punishment that has no place in today’s criminal justice system.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

Feb 13th vigil

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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.

Justice does not kill

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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) (, , )


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)
RSVP: Fri 5 October 2012
Enquiries & bookings (plus seating/dietary needs):
Please contact Tina at

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

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Stephen Keim’s speech at AACP/ALHR screening of “Conviction”

April 21, 2011 at 8:39 am (ALHR, Capital Punishment, Conviction, Death Penalty, Events, Stephen Keim) (, , , )

Let me welcome you here on behalf of both Australians Against Capital Punishment and Australian Lawyers for Human Rights. This joint function builds on the very successful David Marr dinner that we held last year. I see a number of faces from last year’s function and a number of new faces. In both cases, your support for the very important causes pursued by each organisation does wonders for us both logistically and in terms of morale.

A number of you will be aware that AACP was founded largely through the efforts of Chris and Lee Rush. The arrest of their son, Scott, in Indonesia, and Scott’s subsequent trial, appeal and imposition of the death penalty, of course, raised their consciousness of the inhumanity and injustice of capital punishment as a tool of the law.

What is impressive and singular about Lee and Chris’s reaction is that have not restricted their efforts to trying to save the life of their son but have campaigned strenuously through AACP against capital punishment everywhere and at all times. We share their campaign. Read the rest of this entry »

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Hearsay article about AACP’s Upcoming dinner with David Marr

August 17, 2010 at 5:32 am (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Events, Upcoming Events, World Anti-Death Penalty Day) (, , , )

World Day Against the Death Penalty – 8 October 2010

David Marr will be the guest speaker at a dinner to mark World Day Against the Death Penalty in Brisbane on 8 October 2010.

Stephen Keim SC, the President of Australian Lawyers for Human Rights, recently said that “the dinner will be an excellent way to mark the World Day”.

The dinner will be held at the Rydges South Bank Hotel in Brisbane and is being organised by Australian Lawyers for Human Rights (ALHR) and Aussies Against Capital Punishment (AACP).

Full article here.

Flyer for AACP/ALHR dinner October 8th

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Good Friday Prayer Vigil for Death Row inmates – Graceville

March 23, 2010 at 1:39 pm (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Christine Rush, Death Penalty, Events, Scott Rush, Upcoming Events) (, , , )

The Catholic Justice & Peace Commission of Brisbane

Invites you to


For all those on death row in Indonesia and around the world

GOOD FRIDAY (2 April 2010) at 12 Noon

Christ the King Catholic Church
Churchill Street, Graceville

This is an opportunity to pray for all those waiting on death row around the world, for their families and friends and for the victims of violence and crime.

This vigil is being held in the home parish of Lee & Chris Rush whose son, Scott, is waiting on death row in Indonesia. Lee and Chris will be present unless Scott’s final appeal is being heard.

All are welcome.

More details here.

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World Day Against The Death Penalty Rally and Dinner – Sunday October 11th

October 5, 2009 at 5:40 am (Amnesty International, Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Christine Rush, Death Penalty, Events, execution, Lee Rush, Scott Rush, Upcoming Events, World Anti-Death Penalty Day) (, )

Australians Against Capital Punishment invite you to join commemorations of the World Day Against the Death Penalty.
Every year, opponents of the death penalty come together to add their voices to the growing international movement for a total abolition of capital punishment.
Justice Must Not Kill
And those who value justice, must not stay silent.

Vigil – 5pm Sunday October 11th at the Lizard, corner of Russell Street and Boundary Street, West End

Speakers include Lee & Christine Rush, whose son Scott faces execution in Indonesia
Stephen Keim, SC, patron of AACP
Maree Klemm, President of the Queensland & Northern NSW branch of Amnesty International

All friends and supporters are then invited to join us for dinner -
6pm at Huong’s restaurant at 83A Vulture Street, West End $25 per head.
– please RSVP by c.o.b. Thursday 8th October for catering purposes.

For more information, or to RSVP please email us on or 0423 709 445. Please specify any dietary requirements.

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RAVE article about Rock Against the Death Penalty (4pm Sunday August 23rd)

August 22, 2009 at 1:48 pm (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, Events, execution, News, Upcoming Events) (, , , , , )

Steve Towson PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, 18 August 2009
Rabble-rousing troubadour STEVE TOWSON talks to JODY MACGREGOR about playing a benefit concert for Australians Against Capital Punishment.

JM: What should we expect from the Australians Against Capital Punishment gig?

ST: Well, from the line-up some diverse, great musicians that will be playing for a cause close to their hearts. Personally, I find the idea of capital punishment terrifying, there is a saying that goes ‘no rich man ever died on death row’. To me, capital punishment is a dangerous tool that is mainly wielded by wealthy politicians against poor people. Just look at the USA and the power of life and death that was wielded by George W. Bush when he was governor.

Read the full article here.

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