Wednesday is World Anti-Death Penalty Day. In Brisbane we have organised a march and forum on the Tuesday against the ongoing use of the Death Penalty.
The rally will begin at Brisbane Square (cnr George and Queen Sts) at 5.30pm, then march across the bridge and on to the site of the forum – 16 Peel St, South Brisbane, where Margret RoadKnight will perform a few songs, then will be followed by speeches from Father Frank Brennan, AO, Paul Wilson the Chair of Criminology at Bond University and also from Christine and Lee Rush, whose son Scott is facing execution in Indonesia.
As well as attending these events, AACP asks all those who oppose capital punishment to take further action – by writing to our Prime Minister, all opposition parties and to the media to express your views.Australians Against Capital Punishment, Just Peace and Amnesty International invite you to a public forum to commemorate World Anti-Death Penalty Day.
Join us for a candlelight march before the forum
5.30pm at Brisbane Square, George St
Forum to be opened by a performance by Margret RoadKnight
Father Frank Brennan, AO – Jesuit Priest and social justice advocate
Paul Wilson – Chair of Criminology Bond University
Lee and Christine Rush – parents of Scott Rush, one of the young Australians facing the death sentence in Indonesia.
Join us to discuss the ongoing campaign for the abolition of the death penalty worldwide. In any case, in any country, in any circumstances – Justice must not kill. For more information, call Tina on 0423 709 445
or email: firstname.lastname@example.org
Other organisations supporting the campaign – Foreign Prisoners Support Service, GetUp! JustRights Qld, Qld Council for Civil Liberties, Sisters Inside.