27 Oct 2005

MPs fight to save drug smuggler

The Advertiser
NEARLY all Federal MPs and former Prime Minister Malcolm Fraser will plead for convicted Australian heroin smuggler Van Tuong Nguyen to be spared the gallows in Singapore.

A petition addressed to the Singaporean President and Prime Minister is being circulated in Parliament House as part of the save Nguyen campaign.

Nguyen, arrested with just less than 400g of heroin at Changi Airport in December, 2002, may be hanged within weeks.

"I am writing as a member, senator or member of staff of the Australian Parliament to express my concern over the decision not to commute the death sentence which has been imposed on Australian citizen, Mr Van Tuong Nguyen," it says.

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