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CASE INFORMATION
Emmanuel O Ihejirika
NAME: Emmanuel O Ihejirika
AGE: 31 [2005]
NATIONALITY: Dual Citizenship - Nigeria and Sierra Leone
ARRESTED: January 14th 2004
PRISON LOCATION:

LPM Kerobokan Jl.
Death Row Tower
Tangkuban Perahu Kerobokan,
Denpasar 80117 Bali,
INDONESIA
SENTENCE: Initially received life imprisonment in 2004 for smuggling 396.6 grams of heroin contained in 31 capsules in his stomach Upon appeal, his sentence was upgraded to death. He is currently detained in Kerobokan Prison awaiting execution.
CONTACT ME: Emmanuel O Ihejirika
LPM Kerobokan Jl.
Death Row Tower
Tangkuban Perahu Kerobokan,
Denpasar 80117 Bali,
INDONESIA
ABOUT Emmanuel: When speaking with Emmanuel in person, you get the impression that this young man genuinely feels remorseful about the choices he made leading up to his arrest. He has no family or friends to visit him, unlike many other prisoners who receive regular visits to the prison. He has no financial support or means to purchase much needed medicine when ill. Emmanuel survives only on the generosity of others to sustain him but this support is limited. He is a quietly spoken man who tries his best to avoid the dangers of Kerobokan Prison. Unfortunately, in such a violent environment it is inevitable that prisoners are often subjected to attacks from other prisoners. In August 2008, Emmanuel was severely beaten in, what he claims, was an unprovoked attack by a gang of Indonesian inmates wielding sticks, rocks and lengths of wood. He sustained numerous superficial injuries though none of which were life threatening. Whilst the authorities provided basic medical treatment to Emmanuel after the incident, he fears for his ongoing safety.

Emmanuel desperately needs support and government intervention.
VISITING DAYS: If you are coming to Bali then please contact the Foreign Prisoner Support Service so that they can inform me of your pending arrival. I can then make arrangements to seek permission with the prison authorities to allow your visit.

Visiting hours at Kerobokan Tuesday to Friday: 9.00am - 12.00 and 1.30pm - 3.00pm (Saturday 1/2 day AM visit only)
CARE PACKAGES: I would be grateful for anything that people send. Care packages, food and clothes can be sent to the prison by mail. Please make sure anything you send is sealed otherwise I will not be given it. If you write to me then I can let you know how best to help me because sometimes things change here.
VISITING DAYS: I really would love to get letters and I will do my very best to reply. The cost of stamps is a luxury to people like me but sometimes I am able to get help from the other foreigners. So please if you have time, please write to me.

Please write to me if you have free time.
    Emmanuel O Ihejirika
    LPM Kerobokan Jl.
    Death Row Tower
    Tangkuban Perahu Kerobokan,
    Denpasar 80117 Bali,
    INDONESIA
Please let Emmanuel know that you were made aware of his plight through this campaign page.
FINANCIAL SUPPORT: A minimum equivalent of USD$120 per month is needed to sustain the very basic needs of a prisoner in Kerobokan. Most do not have anywhere near this amount. Emmanuel is one of those prisoners. He needs money for basic care and legal assistance.

Please write to Emmanuel and establish contact with him first before you attempt to send any financial support.

Never send money or cash in the mail. It is against the law to send money through the mail and if found, it will be confiscated by police and/or prison authorities.
DEATH FOR DRUG TRAFFICKERS? Most supporters of the death penalty believe that it is justified one or more of the following grounds:

  • as a means of retribution;
  • as a deterrent to others;
  • to prevent any danger of re-offending;
  • because it's cheaper than keeping people in prison.

    Opponents object to the death penalty on one or more of the following grounds:

  • killing someone is always wrong, and two wrongs can never make a right;
  • there is no evidence of a deterrent effect (indeed the available evidence seems to show there is no such effect);
  • life without parole is just as effective a way to prevent someone re-offending as executing them;
  • saving money can never be a justification for taking someone's life; and
  • mistakes are bound to happen, and that means people being put to death for a crime they didn't commit.

    In June 2008, two Nigerians were executed at 3 am in Jakarta without them having gone through their whole legal process.

    Emmanuel sits on death row unsure as to when his time will come. It could be any time!

    This web service does not condone drug trafficking or any form of criminal activity.

    For those of us who do not find ourselves in this frightening situation, it brings a world of enlightenment and understanding of the difficulties that prisoners face and reminds us that human rights should be for all of us-that they should be respected and supported.
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