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See Art Class in Prison, Bali Pair to Die, Russell Brand Pleads for Clemency

  • Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran to Die before the end of month.

    Update:

  • Bali Nine drug smugglers Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran will be executed before the end of the month, the Indonesian government has said.
    Indonesian authorities have informed Australian officials of the decision, who in turn visited Kerobokan prison to pass the grim news on to the death-row prisoners.
    Meanwhile, the family of Bali Nine drug smuggler Myuran Sukumaran has issued a tearful plea for his life as they wept outside the walls of the prison where he will spend his last days.


  • Video by Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen

  • Drug trafficker’s art classes are so popular that many former prisoners return to prison to keep taking them.

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    Visiting the class photo via Zahlsen.

    Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen via FB

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    Myuran always give of himself to others, cheering up his inmate students in the prison, giving them hopes.
    As I was in the prison together with the Consul-General from Australia and the Norwegian Ambassador on the 22nd of January, the message about the final denial of clemency for Andrew Chan was delivered on the door. This opened for executing both of the Bali Nine boys together at any time. The first reaction from Myuran was taking me softly aside whispering: If something bad happens to me now, I will leave a list of people for you who can run the project”
    Myuran is helping other inmates choosing a better path, giving them chance to establish a new positive identity and giving their lives a new voice. Please let Myuran stiill alive so he can keep up this mission in his life

    On Feb 6 via FB..

    There is talk about replicating it across the country, and while Zahlsen would like to see that it would also “leave a bitter taste”.
    “This is like taking the life of the architect whilst admiring the building,” he said. “That, I think, is another very, very sad part of this.”

    On Feb 9 via FB

    Amnesty Internationals department in Norway is now engaged in the ongoing work to stop executions in Indonesia. They demand from The Indonesian government to abolish death penalty and immediately cease killing prisoners. The death penalty contradicts article 3 and 5 in The Human Rights Convention focusing on all human individuals right to life and personal security and freedom from torture and inhumane treatment.

    Update: Feb 12
    Bali Nine duo to be moved for execution

    Update: Feb 13
    Australian war artist Ben Quilty has described his goodbye to Bali Nine death row inmate Myuran Sukumaran as the “most difficult thing” he has ever done.

    Oslo to Bali –Øivind Klungseth Zahlsen is Citizenfive.. ( previous post )

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