Saturday, November 26, 2005

Van Tuong Nguyen

I'm not sure what can be done about this--I hope someone can get something done--but the least I can do with my miniscule slice of the blogosphere is try to help raise awareness:

Brian Weatherson of Crooked Timber writes:

"Next Friday, Singapore plans to hang Van Tuong Nguyen, a 25 year old man from Glen Waverley, the Melbourne suburb where I grew up. Nguyen’s crime against the state of Singapore was to change planes in Singapore while en route from Cambodia to Australia carrying 396 grams of heroin. I can see, dimly, how doing this kind of thing could be a crime against Cambodia, and a crime against Australia, but I can’t see how this kind of action could justifiably be punished by Singapore, when he hadn’t even passed through passport control into Singapore and clearly had no intention of doing so."



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