For those who have lobbied for the clemency of Nguyen Tuong Van, please read on.
The following is an appeal for Took Leng How. The 22 year old vegetable packer was found guilty of the murder of an 8 year old girl, Huang Na. He was sentenced to death on 26 August 2005.
Took, a young father of 2 was allowed to make an appeal free of charge. He has appealed for a reduction of sentence from murder to homicide. Currently, there is no news on the outcome of the appeal.
When Van is hung, he leave behind his mother.
When Took is hung, he leaves behind two parents.
When Van is hung, he leaves behind his twin brother.
When Took is hung, he leaves behind a young Indonesian chinese wife and two children.
If Think Centre can organized public forums and petition for Van's clemency, why not Took's?
If Human Rights lawyer M Ravi is to lodge a complaint against the Singapore government why not include Took's case and make it stronger?
If Alex Au, Anthony Yeo, Chee Soon Juan can take time off and take the stand against the death penalty for Van, why not Took?
Both Van and Took are young men, aged 25 and 23.
Both Van and Took are sons of mothers and father.
Where Van is a brother, Took is both a husband and a father.
Are they not more causes for clemency?
Took's case caused public outrage. Van's? Awareness is brought to the people by the relentless updates by Think Centre.
Please sign the petition for Took's clemency. He may not be known internationally, he may not be the star on blogs and forums, but his life is at stake and we are the ones who can save it.
Let the Singaporeans decide.
We make the decision, we stand against the death penalty.
You have lobbied for Van, lobby for Took too.
9 Nov 2005
To: The Government of Singapore