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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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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Online petition from Amnesty – Stop Child Executions!

November 10, 2009 at 11:44 pm (Amnesty International, Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, petitions) (, , )

No child should be sentenced to death. And no mother should go through the anguish of burying a child who has been executed.

The international Convention on the Rights of the Child is 20 years old this year. To celebrate the convention, we’re calling on those countries that still executed children in the last year – Saudi Arabia, Iran, Yemen and Sudan – to end all executions of juveniles.

At this crucial time, Australians are joining citizens around the world calling for change. Every voice, every name, counts — for every child’s human rights.

Add your name to end child executions

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ASU’sPetition against the Death Penalty

August 14, 2009 at 3:02 pm (Capital Punishment, Death Penalty, News, petitions) (, , , )

The ASU has launched a new petition on capital punishment, which can be signed online here, or downloaded here.

TO THE SPEAKER AND MEMBERS OF THE HOUSE OF REPRESENTATIVES and

THE PRESIDENT AND MEMBERS OF THE SENATE OF AUSTRALIA

This petition of the undersigned citizens of Australia draws the attention of the Parliament of Australia to the fact that there are currently no Federal Laws to prohibit the use of capital punishment against Australian citizens at home or abroad.

We request that the House of Representatives and the Senate legislate at the earliest opportunity to introduce and pass laws that prohibit the use of capital punishment against all Australian citizens. We also seek that this Government and all future Governments protect Australian citizens from the death penalty in other countries.

We further seek the expansion of the current repatriation program and move to have all Australian citizens serving a custodial sentence in a foreign country repatriated to Australia.

More about the ASU’s Human Right Committee can be found here.

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AACP update – November 9th

November 9, 2007 at 8:40 am (Bali Nine, Capital Punishment, Christine Rush, Death Penalty, execution, Human Rights, John Howard, Kevin Rudd, Lee Rush, News, petitions, Scott Rush)

 We’ve added a new page to the site – which links to videos from each of the party representatives who spoke at our political forum earlier this year: https://aacp.wordpress.com/what-our-politicians-are-saying-about-the-death-penalty/

Recent Events

A group of us from Australians Against Capital Punishment participated in the Human Rights Torch Relay event in Brisbane, to call attention to the ongoing human rights abuses in China – including the death penalty – as well as the many ongoing abuses around the world.

AACP at the Human Rights Torch Relay in Brisbane

Lee and Christine Rush were featured speakers at the Youth Excel dinner on November 8th.

Christine and Lee Rush addressing the Youth Excel dinner

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