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Over 30 years experience
AWARD WINNING ADVOCATES
Senior FPSS Advocate - finalist 25th Human Rights Awards
Martin's Opinion Pieces
The Mystery of Mohammed Abbass
Lessons for the Traveller Click here
FPSS Advocate & 2012 Australian of the Year Qld finalist | 2013 nominee.
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Kay's Opinion Pieces
of people arrested or detained overseas (June 2009).
Hollywood and the Reality of
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Missing Americans in Laos
Help save Australians on Death Row
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His views on the plight of Australians on Death Row in Bali.
Foreign Prisoner Support Service
THE WORLD'S MOST COMPREHENSIVE SOCIAL JUSTICE SERVICE
FREE education and awareness of human rights and social justice.
FREE advice to cases involving; foreign internment, missing persons, coordination of anti-death penalty campaigns etc...
We have extensive networks that can help you navigate your way to specialised support.
FPSS DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS, OR COLLECT MONEY FOR, OR ON BEHALF OF, PRISONERS OR THEIR FAMILIES. FPSS ARE STRICTLY A VOLUNTEER SERVICES.
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.
AUSTRALIANS RACE TO FIRING SQUAD
The Indonesian Government carried out its first execution since 2008. (Story here)
A total of twenty more foreigners are scheduled for execution. Among them two Australians, Myuran Sukumaran
and Andrew Chan
. These two men have made incredible and significant progress in responding to the
rehabilitation programs of Kerobokan Prison, Bali. Of particular note, Art
were created under their initiative and are helping to rehabilitate hundreds of prisoners. Lives are being restored and former drug traffickers are turning away from old, illegal ways. (Photo: Myuran's family)
Visit the Mercy Campaign Go to Website
|BRING MARTIN HOME
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 a place 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. The NSW Prison Services require these costs to be borne by Martin's family (A$19,287). His mother is unable to mortgage her home (she was denied due to age) so instead, she took up a campaign: Bring Martin Home.
"Enough is enough.... over 21 years already for a FIRST offence.... I need my son home!" - Lyn Garnett, Australia.
Bring Martin Home campaign for support. They are only a few thousand short.
FPSS DO NOT ACCEPT DONATIONS, OR COLLECT MONEY FOR, OR ON BEHALF OF, PRISONERS OR FAMILIES. WE ARE A VOLUNTEER SERVICE.
Recently Kevin's father contacted FPSS with a request to bring this campaign to the attention of our site visitors.
Martin Hodgson - FPSS Senior Advocate | International Policy/law | Human Rights | Anti-Kidnapping, Missing Person & Anti Death Penalty Coordinator. Email Martin Hodgson
Kay Danes - FPSS Senior Advocate | International Affairs | Social Justice/Human Rights | Government Liaison | Political Prisoners Coordinator. Email Kay Danes
|Give It Up - Russell Brand|
The mentality and behavior of drug addicts and alcoholics is wholly
irrational until you understand that they are completely powerless over
their addiction and unless they have structured help they have no hope. This is the reason I (Russell Brand) have started a fund within Comic Relief, “Give It Up”. Read on....
“If you can't go around it, over it, or through it...
...you had better negotiate with it”