Tuesday, September 12, 2006

Bali Prisoner Aid Tuesdays Rant

Crying Shame
Originally uploaded by Sydney Weasel.
“My name is Scott Anthony Rush and since August 2005 I have been a resident at the Kerobokan prison in Bali. My experience here has been a unique one to say the least.”

That’s the way Scott Rush, one of the Bali nine who had his sentenced increased to death last week, welcomes you to his website. On the site, where you can read about his life and leave messages of support, he also appeals for financial aid through a trust fund. He needs the money, he says, to help pay for “rent, electricity, food, water, clothing and laundry, medical and dental services” as well as prison programs such as painting, sport and craft. Any funds raised supplement the $125 a month the Australian Government already provides for prisoners in Bali. So if Australian prisoners abroad are reduced to having to beg to survive, are we doing enough to financially support?

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