Dear All VOICES
Below is a letter from Luke Simmons, he is a peace activist from Australia. Luke Simmons critisized the Indonesian Supreme Court who punished Anand Krishna with 2,5 years jailed.
It was unjust because a fair and honest trial before had found Anand innocent of all charges. How can a man be found innocent in Indonesia and the next be found guilty?
For further information about this case please visit http://freeanandkrishna.com/en/ and please sign in this online petiton http://www.avaaz.org/en/petition/Justice
Dear Judge Ali,
I am writing to you on the behalf of a wonderful man who has a good heart and has been a great supporter of tolerance and world peace.
I recently watched this video. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=BcLAFQcyc
However I am interested in this case.
I have known this gentleman now for about three years. I first met him at an International Conference. I was there to share about Humanitarian and Peace works.
I am a well known person of peace assisting many peoples around the world through a message of universal peace, tolerance and love for humanity.
My work and knowledge has expanded world leaders views on peace for the countries they serve, so I have been told.
I am on a mission to create world peace. I represent Peace. Peace and you justice go hand in hand.
I heard of the recent decision of the Supreme Court of Indonesia to overrule a fair and honest trial that found Anand innocent of all charges. It has been suggested by others that this appeal was a legal violation and a human rights concern. I do not know as I am not a lawyer. But if one can over turn the law outside of the law as some articles I have read about the case imply, just law, the moral implications and the freedoms of all people living by the rule of law in Indonesia would be unjust.
Indonesia is a sovereign nation to the best of my knowledge. The free people represent the nation.
I cannot speak for the laws within a sovereign country and laws I do not know or establish, but I would assume if Anand was a legal sovereign entity and was indeed entitled to all the rights and the freedoms of a sovereign that all peoples should posses perhaps he would not be in this situation. It sounds as if from what I have read in media that he is a subject of a sovereign and thus being subjected by a sovereign nation or those that judge the laws of the soveriegn as manifest by the people.
Others have stated this case is not about Anand but intolerance is deeply ingrained in the consciousness of the Indonesia. Indonesia sounds like a very tolerant and just country to myself.
The decision of the Supreme Court of Indonesia to overrule a fair and honest trial that had found Anand innocent of all charges in a court of law is bizarre.
How can a man be found innocent in Indonesia and the next be found guilty?
Others since hearing this case have stated they would never feel comfortable, safe or secure visiting Indonesia.
Some fear that they would be thrown in prison for absolutely nothing and if found innocent in a court of law that my case could still be overturned.
I do not know if Anand committed the initial allegations of sexual harassment but I hope that the decisions of the court were just and he was actually guilty. They must of had a reason to over turn the casse. But how does this occur when a case is over?
If he was actually guilty originally – he deserves the sentence that he is given.
But if he was indeed innocent men would be sending an innocent man to prison and I thank God that I am not in the position of judging others. I am a mere servant of God.
The decision of overturning the case seems to have created a perception of other in relation to the double mindedness of the law.
Ideally the court serves the people. It does not do whatever it wants and when it does those laws will be changed by the people and those who are unlawful in their dealings will be brought to justice.
It upholds the basic human rights of all people and when those rights are undermined so is the integrity and security of a nation.
I wish you and your country much love and peace and pray that justice has been served. It seems though that this case is not over and from the videos and messages being sent out into the world that this case may be bringing up other issues.
I wish you the best with your role of upholding the law and all that is pure and just.
I also wish peace and prosperity to all Indonesians.