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Candles of Hope for Aussie on Death Row

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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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.

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 1:52 pm 11 Nov 05

That and made his ass bigger.

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 ?

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.

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.


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

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

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

Nik_the_Pig 11:42 am 12 Nov 05

Say what? You’ve lost me Thomas

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