(LifeSiteNews) Australian authorities have sentenced an anti-lockdown activist to eight months in prison for organizing protests and for traveling in violation of government restrictions.
“Anthony Khallouf, 29, one of the organisers of last month’s anti-lockdown protests and a key figurehead in the broader movement surrounding it, was arrested by police in Sydney on Thursday after travelling from Queensland in breach of public health orders,” the Guardian reported.
Law enforcement prosecuted him for “breaches of public health orders” which include “travelling from Queensland to Sydney” and involvement “planning an unauthorised protest for this weekend.” The court system bars public access to media representatives so it is not possible to see a copy of the criminal charges.
“He pleaded guilty to four counts of not complying with a direction relating to Covid-19, encouraging the commission of crimes, and false representation resulting in a police investigation,” the British publication reported. He faces up to eight months in prison, but can earn parole after three months.
Powerful nations of the world, including China, the UK, and Canada are discussing plans to require so-called 'vaccine passports' as a condition for travel, and possibly to restrict entry to shopping and entertainment venues.
Israel has already put in place a system to discriminate against those who choose not to take the COVID vaccine, and, in the United States, Joe Biden has signed a new executive order which could pave the way for the implementation of a 'vaccine passport' system. [See more below.]
This kind of medical dictatorship must be resisted, and therefore, we must act quickly before these authoritarian notions take root and spread!
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition to SAY NO to government 'vaccine passports.' Tell your legislators to respect your freedom not to vaccinate without fear of repercussion.
People should not have to live in fear of government retribution for refusing a vaccine which is being rushed to market by Big Pharma and their fellow-travelers in NGOs, like the Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.
It would be intolerable and immoral for the government to coerce someone, and their family, to take a COVID vaccine against their will just so they can do their weekly grocery shopping, go to a high school soccer game, travel on public transport, or visit their relatives who live in a different part of the country, or overseas.
Medical freedom must be respected in principle and also in practice.
So, it is now time that our policy-makers listen to all voices involved in this vital conversation, and start to represent those who will not tolerate being punished, restricted, or tracked for refusing an experimental vaccine.
Simply put, legislatures must begin to act as legislatures again.
Questions must be asked. Hearings and investigations must be held. And, the legislatures of each state and country must return to the business of representing the people who voted for them, assuming their rightful place as the originator of legislation.
We will no longer accept the dictates of executive branches without question. And, neither can we accept the dictates of some doctors who seem detached from reality and from science.
Please SIGN and SHARE this urgent petition which asks national political leaders (as well as state and provincial legislators in the U.S. and Canada) to pledge to respect the rights of those who refuse a COVID vaccine, and NOT introduce 'vaccine passports,' or any other system which would discriminate on the basis of taking the COVID vaccine.
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
'Biden executive order directs government to evaluate ‘feasibility’ of vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/biden-executive-order-directs-government-to-evaluate-feasibility-of-vaccine-passports
'China lobbies WHO to develop COVID vaccine passports for all nations' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/china-lobbies-who-to-develop-covid-vaccine-passports-for-all-nations
'UK advances plans for vaccine passports to travel, enter stores' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/uk-advances-plans-for-vaccine-passports-to-travel-enter-stores
'Canada’s health minister: Gov’t ‘working on the idea of vaccine passports’' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/canadas-health-minister-govt-working-on-the-idea-of-vaccine-passports
'European Commission president plans to introduce vaccine passports' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/european-commission-president-plans-to-introduce-vaccine-passports
'Israel’s ‘Green Passport’ vaccination program has created a ‘medical Apartheid,’ distraught citizens say' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/israels-green-passport-vaccination-program-has-created-a-medical-apartheid-distraught-citizens-say
'LA schools to track every kid using Microsoft’s ‘Daily Pass’ COVID app' - https://www.lifesitenews.com/news/la-schools-to-track-every-kid-using-microsofts-daily-pass-covid-app
Khallouf founded Australians vs. The Agenda, an activist group opposed to COVID restrictions.
“We fight for everyday Aussies who have been oppressed, arrested and charged by a tyrannical Australian Government that treats us like political prisoners and does not have our best interests in mind,” the group explains on its website.
It helped organize numerous protests in February against mandatory COVID vaccines across the country.
Australian officials have recently instructed their citizens to report all infringements of COVID regulations including those committed by neighbors and co-workers.
“If you see somebody not doing the right thing, please, report it,” New South Wales Premier Gladys Berejiklian told people in July.
Australia’s new lockdown regime – Operation Stay At Home – employs many of the strategies of a military campaign, except instead of targeting foreign adversaries, officials have targeted Australian citizens.
The campaign includes “a 21,000 personnel operation — including 18,000 police officers and 800 members of the Australian Defence Force (ADF) — to enforce public health order,” ABC News Australia reported.
The restrictions limit outside exercise to one hour per day and implements a 9 pm curfew.
There is also a vaccine mandate for childcare and for nurses caring for individuals with disabilities.
“Childcare workers and disability support workers who live or work in the LGAs of concern must have their first vaccination dose by 30 August,” the rules state.
The NSW Police Force has been empowered to lockdown apartment blocks while conducting COVID risk assessments. Should a residential premise be deemed a COVID-risk police have been empowered to require all people to present themselves for “compliance checks.”
Restaurants are closed for indoor dining and drinking. Theaters and indoor recreation facilities are also closed. Churches, synagogues and temples are banned from hosting in-person services except for funerals, according to the restrictions for the Greater Sydney area.