Solidarity event for Nguyen Tuong Van and others like him on death row, and in remembrance of those hanged like Shanmugam. Monday, November 7th, Hotel Asia from 7 to 11 pm. All concerned persons are invited. Please come and show your solidarity.
SOLIDARITY EVENT FOR NGUYEN TUONG VAN & OTHERS LIKE HIM and in remembrance of those hanged like Shanmugam.
MONDAY, 7TH NOVEMBER 2005, 7-11 pm
Scotts Road (Beside Newton MRT)
This event is convened by an independent, non-partisan, non affiliated group of Singaporeans with concerns about Death Penalty practices in Singapore & elsewhere.
SHOW YOUR CONCERN FOR NGUYEN TUONG VAN & ALL THE HUNDREDS OF OTHERS LIKE HIM and in remembrance of those hanged.
HANGED 13 MAY 2005
Shanmugam, S/O Murugesu, (his friends called him Sam) National Jet Ski Champion. Beloved son. Father of twin boys. Accused of peddling marijuana. His impoverished, abandoned family will never recover.
TO HANG NOVEMBER 2005
Van Tuong Nguyen, no previous criminal record, born in a refugee camp in Thailand, moved to Australia mother and twin brother when six months old. Van told investigating officers he had agreed to carry a packet of heroin in order to pay off debts owed by his twin brother. He said he did not know how much he was being paid for the trip. It was his first trip outside Australia. He was such an amateur he ran through Changi airport
DON'T LET THIS "SOFT SPOKEN SOUL" DIE
Before he was executed Shanmugam said to his lawyer of Nguyen Tuong Van: "All the inmates on death row agree on this if one of us is to be saved we are glad that it will be this boy - he is such a polite soft spoken soul".
How long will such small-fry desperate beings be hanged in Singapore while fat-cat drug lords go free? If this inhumane practice is really a deterrent, how come we after 40 years of executions STILL have the HIGHEST PER CAPITA EXECUTION RATE IN THE WORLD with the greatest known proportion of these executions small-time drug mules like Shanmugam and Tuong Van?
* Madam Letchumi Murugesu, Mother of Shanmugam Murugesu
* Alex Au, Social Commentator, Yawning Bread
* Anthony Yeo, Clinical Director, Counseling & Care Centre
* M. Ravi Human Rights Lawyer
* Dr Chee Soon Juan, Secretary General, Singapore Democratic Party
Send Urgent Appeal
Nguyen Tuong Van faces imminent death by hanging
Sign Petition Calling for Moratorium on the death penalty
Think Centre urges the Singapore government to impose a moratorium on executions, with a view to complete abolition, in line with the April 2005 UN Commission on Human Rights (UNCHR) resolution on the question of the death penalty; and the UNCHR urges states which still maintain the death penalty not to impose it as a mandatory sentence, or for crimes without lethal or extremely grave consequences.