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What to do if your loved one is Arrested overseas
When a person travels overseas they
leave behind their Country's legal support
systems, emergency service capabilities and medical facilities. Whilst
your Government is obliged to provide prisoner support, there may be
limitations. Read the Consular Services Charter applicable to your country. Familiarise yourself with local laws where your loved one is arrested overseas, they may face a significant period of
detention before their case goes before a court. Understand that prison conditions and sentencing can be harsh. Don't offend the detaining state by saying their
laws are ridiculous (even if you think
they are). Wait until you have engaged a lawyer, with proven international experience AND who has worked on similar cases, before you speak to
media. Sound legal and media strategies and diplomacy offer the best
outcomes. Work with only those who have proven experience in risk mitigation.
Governments are obliged by International Law to
observe the sovereign rights of another country and cannot march over
the jurisdictional rights of
another to impose its own rule of law. Proper processes are available to
right any wrongs or to raise the fact that an injustice has occurred. Foreign internment is a complex issue and needs to be managed expertly. Engage advisors who can mitigate
the risk and negotiate best outcomes. Build strong and positive relationships with others.
Time is running out...
Photo: © The Herald Sun/Bintoro Luckman
Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran, two young Australians, facing execution in
Indonesia. The pair have admitted trying to traffic drugs to Australia. They have shown genuine remorse. They
have proved that the Indonesian Rehabilitation System works!
We respectfully ask for clemency on their behalf from
Indonesia’s President, H.E. Susilo Bambang Yudhoyono. We ask you to help in
respectfully seeking clemency.The Mercy Campaign Go to Website
|Dubai sentences Australian 10 years Jail |
''I am shocked by the extremity of today's verdict. My family and I are
still coming to terms with it. I have received 10 years' jail, the
maximum possible sentence, and a fine of $25 million Australian".... Read here...
Media enquiries should be directed to: John Sneddon
Watch ABC Video: Link
A Day in the Life of a Dubai Prisoner: Story
UAE Prison Process: Link
|Longest serving Aussie prisoner overseas
Martin Garnett (Australian) is Australia's longest serving prisoner
in an overseas jail, yet few have heard his name or his story. (Read here
) He is just one of the many thousands of prisoners we support and is a remarkable man who has bettered himself in circumstances that could have easily robbed him of his sanity. Martin has been granted the right to transfer back to Australia from the US prison where he is
currently incarcerated. In total, he has served over twenty years in two foreign prisons. His mother started a campaign to raise the funds required by the NSW Prison Services to repatriate Martin to NSW where he will serve the remainder of his sentence. She raised a staggering A$19,287 in less than a month after she failed to mortgage her home due to age. It is a remarkable story and restores faith in the rehabilitation system that some people can change if given a second chance.
FPSS DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS, OR COLLECT MONEY FOR, OR ON BEHALF OF, PRISONERS OR FAMILIES. WE ARE A VOLUNTEER SERVICE.
CANADIAN FAMILY FIGHTS FOR SON'S FREEDOM
Martin Hodgson - FPSS Senior Advocate | International Policy/law | Human Rights | Anti-Kidnapping, Missing Person & Anti Death Penalty Coordinator. Email Martin Hodgson
Recently Kevin's father contacted FPSS with a request to bring this campaign to the attention of our site visitors.
Link to Family's Site
Kay Danes - FPSS Senior Advocate | International Affairs | Social Justice/Human Rights | Government Liaison | Political Prisoners Coordinator. Email Kay Danes