Release survivor of domestic violence - Nara Walker - from prison in Iceland. Bring Nara Home.

  • al: Jessica Ireland
  • destinatario: Guðni Th. Jóhannesson - President of Iceland

End Violence Against Women - Bring Nara Home.

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**************UPDATE 22/3/19**************

We have heard today, that Nara has been moved out of high security prison for good behaviour and continues to serve her sentence in a lower security setting.

Since her entry to Hólmsheiði women's prison in Reykjavik on 20 February 2019 Nara's family and friends have worked to spread the news of her case across the globe.

An official plea for her pardon has been sent to the Icelandic Ministry of Defence, it will be considered at the end of March 2019 by the Pardons Committee.

Letters have been sent directly to the Chief of Police in Reykjavik, the Icelandic Police Commissioner, the Mayor of Reykjavik, and the President of Iceland.

Her case has been made known to the Australian Department of Foreign Affairs & Trade and all Australian political parties as well as the Icelandic Embassy in Australia.

On International Women's day, Nara's family and friends marched in solidarity with all women across the world, to raise awareness of her plight, with signs placarded with #SystemFails and #BringNaraHome

Nara still needs your help! Please sign the petition. The Pardons Committee of Iceland will review her case at the end of March. This petition will be a key consideration of the Committee. 

Nara will be forced to face the negative long term impact of a jail sentence, if her plea for a pardon is not approved. This will have long reaching impacts on her career, ability to earn a living, and her ability to travel. 

You can view the latest links to media and videos below:

INTERVIEW WITH NARAS MOTHER – 7 NEWS
7 NEWS VIDEO
- NARAS CASE DISCUSSED IN AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT – NATALIE HUTCHINS
- METRO NEWS UK ARTICLE

************UPDATE 21/2/19**************

NARA HAS NOW ENTERED PRISON -

VIEW FOOTAGE HERE:

NARA WALKER BEGINS PRISON SENTENCE

YOU CAN VIEW THE VIDEO OF NARA ENTERING PRISON HERE:

VIDEO OF NEWS IN ICELAND & ARTICLE ON NARA WALKER

MBL.IS - ARTICLE ON NARA ENTERING PRISON

*********ORIGINAL PETITION POST 16/02/19*********


28 year old Australian artist Nara Walker will enter a maximum security prison in Iceland this week. 

After enduring years of violence, abuse, drugging and rape from her former husband, Nara managed to flee the relationship one evening in 2017 by biting down on her then husband's tongue-which was forcibly inside her mouth. 

For the last 15 months Nara has been trapped in Iceland, her passport confiscated by authorities. Authorities that are meant to protect our safety have failed to shine through. Nara was denied medical attention at the time, returned to the home she shared with her abuser, had her evidence dismissed and is now facing maximum security prison, for acting in her own self-defence. 

Once Nara was able to take herself to hospital, the first medical report showed that she had internal bruising, a fractured rib, a sprained spine and external bruising.  "There was also a medical report later - also shown in court that I had an injury to my arm - which I still suffer from today"

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As a country seen worldwide as a leader in equal rights, it is fair to say this case highlights a potential systematic failure to properly address domestic violence cases across Iceland and undoubtably- the world. 

We, the people, make a call to the President of Iceland, to stand up and take action. To grant Nara Walker full and complete pardon from Maximum Security prison, her entrapment in Iceland, and all criminal charges against her name. We raise this case due to the fact that Common Law Principles of Self Defence have been overlooked by the Judicial System. We ask you to allow this young woman to return safely to her home country and family. 

Over the last 15 months, Nara has made quite an effort via numerous appeals to have her evidence against her abuser taken seriously, with the Icelandic courts apparently ignoring all proof of prior abuse, rape and violence. This includes medical reports, witness statements, photographic and written evidence and most alarmingly- statements made under oath by her former husband admitting to such actions himself.

The abuser now walks free, living his life safely and freely, while a young woman faces imprisonment in a foreign country amongst the nation's most vile criminals. 

Nara faces Maximum Security imprisonment in a matter of days, time is vital. Sign now to support our plea to the President of Iceland- we, the people support Nara- let her come home.

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A message from Naras family-

"Nara spoke the truth, and she believed that the system would hear her. This is our chance to get the system to listen. 
Nara is my daughter, but she could be your sister, mother, aunty, friend, or lover, or the girl sitting next to you, today or tomorrow, she could be you. 
Please sign this as a moral support for her, and spread this through your networks fast.
Every minute counts. 
Thank you"


Nara is also facing all court fees up to $100,000 USD. You can help bring Nara home by donating here: 

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Every name counts. Please sign the petition to free Nara.


Further reports in the situation can be viewed on the news links and videos below. 

INTERVIEW WITH NARAS MOTHERS
7 NEWS VIDEO
- NARAS CASE DISCUSSED IN AUSTRALIAN PARLIAMENT – NATALIE HUTCHINS
- METRO NEWS UK ARTICLE
- 9 NEWS VIDEO – NARA ENTERS JAIL
9 NEWS VIDEO
9 NEWS ARTICLE
9 NEWS ARTICLE 2
COURIER MAIL ARTICLE
NEWS.COM.AU ARTICLE
GRAPEVINE ARTICLE
DAILYMAIL.CO.UK ARTICLE
VICE ARTICLE
NY POST ARTICLE
THESUN.CO.UK ARTICLE
RUV.IS ARTICLE

ICELANDIC MEDIA-

ICELAND ARTICLE 1
ICELAND ARTICLE 2
ICELAND ARTICLE 3
ICELAND ARTICLE 4
ICELAND ARTICLE 5

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Nara has been moved out of high security prison for good behaviour and continues to serve her sentence in a lower security setting.
NARA STILL NEEDS YOUR HELP. THIS IS BY NO MEANS THE END OF HER ORDEAL.
An official plea for her pardon has been sent to the Icelandic Ministry of Defence, it will be considered at the end of March 2019 by the Pardons Committee. This petition will be a key consideration for the Committee.
PLEASE SHARE THIS PETITION IN YOUR NETWORKS. SIGN TO SHOW YOUR SUPPORT.
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NARA will enter prison today at 16:30 GMT-in just over 5 hours

"Nara Walker was sentenced to jail for trying to defend herself from her violent ex husband. We are going to show support and be at the prison at Hólmsheiði 16:30 when Nara will be jailed. We will have scotch tape on our mouth thats symbolizes our status in the justice system.

Its better to be there on time.
Lets protest a justice system full of flaws."

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