Unjust Hanging of Van Tuong Nguyen

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  1. Thangalin
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    An Australian, Van Tuong Nguyen, will be executed for drug trafficking unless more attention is drawn to his plight. I believe that together we may save the life of this man.

    To this end, I have written an open letter to the President of the Republic of Singapore asking for clemency. The open letter, which includes a dozen related e-mail addresses, is online:

    http://www.joot.com/dave/writings/articles/capital-punishment.html

    It is my hope that the interactivity of the Web can save a young man's life. Please read the above site and if you agree that a human should not die for being caught with drugs, then I beg you to send an e-mail asking the President of Singapore for clemency on behalf of Van.

    Sincerely,
    Dave Jarvis
     
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    Good for you!
     
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    Hanging a drug trafficker is unjust HOW exactly? Too bad we can't do that here.
     
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    LOL, that's just what I was thinking. Somehow I don't think he's going to find alot of empathetic letter writers here. :smoke:
     
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    Yes it is a terrible crime, and execution will insure he doesn’t smuggle 397 grams next time. Now that’s what I call a deterrent!
    :chains:
     
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    please tell me this guy didn't see midnight express then smuggle drugs anyway
     
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    If the punishment for drugs in Singapore is death, then by all means, WHAT THE HELL IS AN AUSTRALIAN doing in Sing. w/drugs?

    Now, if he was framed, thats another story, otherwise, I really feel for the guy, but hey,,,its their country, they choose their laws, if you dont like em, stay the hell out.

    From the guys name, I thought we would be reading a story of Vietnam executing someone for promoting Christianity or something.
     
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    See, Dave, right away I'm gonna have to call you out. "Van Tuong Nguyen" is not an Australian any more than "Mohammad Mansoor" is an Englishman or "Vikti Singh" is a Canadian. These people should stay in their own damn countries, and when they visit other countries, they should obey the damn law. Nguyen actually sounds Vietnamese to me, so one wonders why he'd be so clueless about another Asian nation's draconian ways.
     
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    Been to singapore, real clean country..............
     
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    Back in the 90's, there was a bill-board on the main road leaving the international airport that basically said if you sold or even just possessed drugs and were caught, you would be executed.

    Hate it for the guy...but he should have listened to Baretta.
     

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