Posts Tagged ‘Bali nine’

Scholarships to honour executed Bali duo

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

Australian Catholic University will create two scholarships named after executed drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran for Indonesian students to study in Australia. The scholarships will provide full tuition fees to the student’s chosen course over four years and be awarded to those who write an essay based on the theme of “the sanctity Read more

Bali 9: mentally ill man did not realise he was about to be executed

Tuesday, May 5th, 2015

An Irish missionary in Indonesia says Brazilian Roderigo Gularte seemingly did not realise that he was going to be executed. Gularte suffered from schizophrenia and he also had a bipolar disorder. “I was joking with him, saying that ‘I am 72; I will be up there with you soon enough,” said Father Charles Burrows. He Read more

Ribat hopes executions in Indonesia make PNG reconsider

Friday, May 1st, 2015

The Catholic archbishop of Port Moresby, John Ribat, says this week’s executions in Indonesia underline why Papua New Guinea should not go ahead with reactivating the death penalty. In an interview on Radio Australia he said that he hoped that the circumstances surrounding the executions in Indonesia will bring “more light to our into our Read more

Death penalty in Indonesia: an executioner’s story

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

As Indonesia prepares to execute up to 11 prisoners, including two Australians, a Brazilian and a Nigerian national, amid international uproar, the spotlight has been thrown on the use of the death penalty in the country. There are dozens more prisoners on death row and the government has declared there will be no mercy for Read more

Indonesia refused last rites to executed man

Tuesday, March 10th, 2015

Indonesian authorities executed a Brazilian man in January without allowing a priest to give the last rites as he waited for the firing squad. Marco Archer Cardoso Moreira was executed on January 18, the last of five drug felons shot by firing squads on Nusakambangan, Indonesia’s execution island. The horrific last minutes of  Moreira’s life were Read more

Aussie Catholic and Muslim leaders plead for death row pair

Tuesday, February 10th, 2015

Australian Catholic and Muslim leaders have pleaded for mercy for two men sentenced to death in Indonesia for drug trafficking. Archbishop Anthony Fisher of Sydney and the Grand Mufti of Australia, Ibrahim Abu Mohammed, issued a joint statement on February 8. The religious leaders said they respected Indonesia’s laws, but believe Andrew Chan and Myuran Read more