Message from Neil and Ferdi


To all of our friends and supporters worldwide we want to thank-you for the many heartfelt and happy holiday messages. Hearing from you lifts our spirits and helps to raise our hope that this ordeal will end soon. We are extremely grateful for the continued advocacy and to all of you who continue to share [...]

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100 KM Run for the Innocent

2016-12-28T16:47:17+00:00Messages, Uncategorized|

Murray Hodgson, a long standing member of the Jakarta Intercultural School faculty, is currently training to run the Jakarta 100 KM Race November 12th. The race consists of four 25KM loops out and back to a central location through Jakarta traffic...which means Murray will have to dodge cars, motorcycles and buses and battle the pollution on his 100 [...]

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Many of you know, but some may not, that Neil has a hereditary eye condition that impairs his vision quite significantly.  One thing he has always had a passion for is photography. Whenever we travelled together he would be the one with the camera because through the lens he could focus and see what I [...]

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Kawan8 – Friends of the 8 – Indonesian citizens supporting the fight for justice!!


For more information about Kawan8, which translated into english means Friends of the 8, please follow their website and social media links below. If you are an Indonesian citizen or someone working and living in Indonesia and want to participate in Kawan8 events or volunteer please do reach out to this organisation. The fight for justice [...]

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Two Years Too Long Vigils held WORLDWIDE July 14th

2016-12-28T16:47:28+00:00Jakarta News, Messages|

Vigils to mark the continued unjust incarceration of the innocent took place around the world on July 14th. Two years ago Neil and Ferdi were unjustly detained and they continue to be held in an Indonesian prison on fabricated charges.  Afrischa, Agun, Awan, Zainal, Syahrial continue serving prison sentences for crimes they also did not commit. [...]

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Supporters meet Canada’s Justice Minister!

2016-07-13T00:16:14+00:00Impact on Indonesia, Messages, News, Uncategorized|

Head of Jakarta Intercultural School Tim Carr and his wife Barbara (also a JIS teacher) were at a market in Vancouver and were asked if they wanted to meet Canada's Minister of Justice and Attorney General Jody Wilson-Raybould. Jody is also the MP for Vancouver Granville. They had an opportunity to speak to Neil's case [...]

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Calgary: Two Year Too Long Event July 14th

2016-07-08T22:58:09+00:00Calendar Event, Messages|

Dear friends There is only one week until the TWO TOO LONG Vigil/Rally for Neil, Ferdi and the cleaners: Afrischa, Agun, Awan, Syahrial, Zainal and the late Azwar. Much has happened since the One Year Too Long rally held in front of Calgary’s City Hall nearly one year ago.  The incredible joy of the overturning of [...]

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Media Update June 20th

2016-12-28T16:47:29+00:00Messages, News, Press Release|

MEDIA UPDATE – Neil Bantleman – June 20th , 2016 Neil remains in prison in Indonesia along with his colleague Ferdinant Tjiong. Neil remains physically and mentally strong. Neil spends his time exercising, reading, and practicing meditation. This is a difficult time of year, as most of Neil’s friends and colleagues have departed Jakarta for their home [...]

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Thank-you letter from Neil


Well this was certainly a birthday to remember and not for reasons that you may think. While the circumstances that we currently find ourselves may not be ideal, I cannot help but feel truly blessed and fortunate. These feelings have come to me through the multitude of wishes, prayers and reassurances of a commitment by [...]

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