8 May 2005

Singapore finally finds a voice in death row protest

 Posted by Hello

Around 120 people braved Friday's vigil, but few were willing to be quoted. A woman who printed T-shirts saying 'Highest per capita execution rate in the world' and '400 men and women executed since 1991' admitted she had been terrified to do so.
The government clearly does not want the campaign gathering momentum. The partially state-owned local media ignored the vigil and the police shut down the open mike session just as the first person was getting into his stride .
'We'll be lucky to get anywhere in 10 or even 20 years,' said Samydorai. 'But at least Singaporeans are finally speaking out.'

To read the entire article from The Observer...

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