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FORUM-ASIA denounces the imposition of mandatory death penalty in Singapore
24 June 2010 12:00 pm

(Bangkok, 25 June 2010) The Asian Forum for Human Rights and Development (FORUM-ASIA) denounces the imposition of the death penalty in January 2009 on Mr. Yong Vui Kong, 22 years old, for trafficking 47 grams of diamorphine (heroin). Despite his appeal to the Singapore Court of Appeal, the Malaysian national’s plea against the mandatory death sentence was dismissed on 14 May [ Read more ]

SINGAPORE – Think Centre calls for moratorium on death penalty
2 June 2010 12:57 am

FORUM-ASIA member Think Centre issued the statement below on 16 May 2010 calling for moratorium on death penalty. Please click here to sign their online petition. We believe any humane criminal justice system could not continue to justify the retention of the death penalty based on retribution. The eradication of the supply of the drugs [ Read more ]