Foreign Prisoner Support Service
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Advice if your loved one is Arrested overseas
Step 1: Contact Embassy
Step 2: Engage experienced Lawyer Step 3: Be strategic
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 and customs where your loved one is arrested, they may face a significant period of
detention before their case goes before a court. Don't offend the detaining state by saying their
laws are ridiculous (even if you think
they are). Engage an experienced lawyer who can offer you sound legal and media strategies combined with diplomatic engagement to secure best
outcomes. Remember that governments cannot march over
the jurisdictional rights of
another State to impose its own rule of law there. There are mechanisms to
redress an injustice.Foreign internment is a complex issue and needs to be managed expertly.
Foreign Prisoner Support Service advocate shortlisted in National Human Right Awards - Read Full Copy Here
KALARU-BASED human rights advocate Martin Hodgson has been
shortlisted for a prestigious award by the Australian Human Rights
Commission. The commission on Friday released the names of
finalists in the Community (Individual) and Community
(Organisation) categories of the annual human rights awards.
weeks of intense deliberation, the judging panel has considered the
record 71 nominations received for the Community Individual Award and
the Community Organisation Award and delivered a shortlist of four
finalists for each," the commission said on its website.
to the commission, they are the two most vigourously contested
categories for the 2013 Australian Human Rights Awards.
A warning for travellers
Alicia Gali of Australia was excited
about her new job in the “desert paradise” of Dubai. But when she got there, she found
another world entirely. Drugged and gang-raped by
three of her colleagues, Gali was left to fend for herself, thrown in jail and spent the next eight months serving a sentence for having sex outside of marriage. Read more of her horrifying experience here.
Kidnapped social activist still missing in Laos....
Sombath Somphone was kidnapped from his Vientiane office in December 2012. Police security footage show he was stopped at a police checkpoint in the capital and taken into custody. He has not been seen since. Enforced disappearances—the detention of persons by the state, usually
the military or police, followed by a refusal to reveal their fate or
whereabouts—has become a major human rights concern in Asia.(Regional Report)
“I was a political prisoner.
Because instead of going in front of a judge and a jury and a court,
we’ve got politicians who have decided. Politicians put me in prison,
politicians kept me in prison. All I’ve ever asked for is a fair go, to go to a properly constituted court, in front of a judge, in front of a jury. I’d been held in Guantanamo Bay for five years and to be blunt I was
tortured that entire time… I think anyone would have said guilty to get
out of there if they understood the situation we were under in
Longest serving Aussie prisoner overseas HOME...
Martin Garnett (Australian) is Australia's longest serving prisoner in an overseas jail having served 21 years in two foreign jails for mistakes he made in his youth. (Read here) He is a remarkable man who has turned his life around in circumstances that could have easily robbed him of his sanity. Martin's mother raised close to AUD$20,000 required by the Australian Government to repatriate her son under the International Prisoner Transfer Scheme. Martin has been moved to a prison in California (Oct 9) pending repatriation to Australia. October 2013 and Martin is back in Australia!
CANADIAN FAMILY FIGHTS FOR SON'S FREEDOM
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