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Candles of Hope for Aussie on Death Row

By Ntp - 10 November 2005 30

Amnesty International Australia is holding “Candles of Hope” gatherings around Australia tonight and the following days to protest the death-penalty sentence of Australian Van Troung Nguyen on drug charges.

Canberra’s gathering will be tonight, Thursday 10th of November, from 6.00 – 8.00 pm, in Garema Place. It will consist of a “Letter writing appeal and display will be followed by the lighting of Candles of Hope at 8pm.”

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Nik_the_Pig 11:42 am 12 Nov 05

Say what? You’ve lost me Thomas

Thomas Wertheim 11:01 am 12 Nov 05

Dear on line Editor has the your say and have your say formula been changed,?please inform me

Thomas Wertheim 10:58 am 12 Nov 05

Dear on line Editor,your your say,have your say,has it beeen axed,please just a short democratic and free speech media reply

Nik_the_Pig 10:48 pm 11 Nov 05

I’d like to point out this post was about a event that is now over and done with weather or not u agree with the sentiment or not

Special G 5:53 pm 11 Nov 05

We should have the same policy here. If that gear had hit the streets it would have a huge flow on effect. Here it is for you as I see it. He flys into Sydney sells the drugs. Some smackie in Canberra knocks over a car in the legislative assembly car park and sees Police – runs through the bus interchange killing an innocent, all so he can get the hit he wants. Poor boy my arse. Should have got a job.

I like Chinas way – shoot them and bill the family for the bullet.

There are probably some people out there who think that this is tad harsh.


colsim 3:50 pm 11 Nov 05

The requests from our government to the Singaporeans are about the provision of clemency from the head honcho, which is allowed for in their constitution – so it’s not a matter of asking them to change policies (no matter how much they might suck) but to use a separate one.

Chris 3:32 pm 11 Nov 05

Thumper, why should Singaporean tax payers have to pay to keep in jail for 20 years a drug smuggler when their clearly defined laws state he has merited the death penalty ?

Maelinar 1:52 pm 11 Nov 05

That and made his ass bigger.

Thumper 1:14 pm 11 Nov 05

A fine and upstanding young man who was quite prepared to sell smack to kids on the street. Sorry, I don’t see that as fine and upstanding. I see that as scum preying on the misery of others.

Sorry, I have no time whatsoever for these idiots like the Bali 9.

Nevertheless, no-one should have the right to take away someone’s life and a 20 or so year sentence would have cured his ways.

Maelinar 11:54 am 11 Nov 05

T Bone, I believe the Australian policy at the moment in laymans terms is that we will deport them unless that country has an execution policy, then we won’t.

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