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SINGAPORE, Dec 2 (Bernama) -- Singapore executed convicted Australian drug trafficker Nguyen Tuong Van at Changi Prison at dawn Friday after numerous attempts, including repeated pleas from the Australian government, to save him from the gallows proved futile.
Singapore stood firm on the conviction and refused clemency for Nguyen who was sentenced to death for trafficking in 396.2gm of pure heroin in Singapore in 2002.
"Mr Nguyen failed in his appeals to the Court of Appeal and to the President for clemency. The sentence was carried out this morning at Changi Prison," the Ministry of Home Affairs said in a statement at 7.08am, about an hour after the execution.
Nguyen, 25, of Vietnamese descent, was charged with importation of 396.2gm of diamorphine or pure heroin into Singapore, under Section 7 of the Misuse of Drugs Act, which carries the death penalty.
Originally posted by 2stepsfromtop
Why not take time to consider the realistic benefits of Murder.
In the United States if you commit murder, in most States you will recieve a private cell, free medical care, free meals (3 per day) plus snacks that you can buy with the daily pay you get for being a convicted criminal. You have access to physical training equipment and a better Law Library than most Attorneys have. Of course the down side is that your appeals may run out after 10 years or so, but the Supreme Court may always turn around and commute your sentence to Life in Prison or better yet ... kill the Death Penalty.
If you get all this ... CONGRATULATIONS!!! You have beat the system and given others a reason to hate you for ever, your victim is forever dead and Jesus will still forgive you if you ask nicely and go to Heaven.
Now where is the real crime against humanity?
Originally posted by brimstone735
I support the death penalty for people who commit especially heinous murders, and I also support it for repeat sex offenders - child molesters and serial rapists...ones who show a repeat pattern of violent victimization.
Originally posted by ImJaded
Wouldn't something like castration work for the sex offenders ? Wouldn't that be a punishment worse than death for them ?
Originally posted by Thomas Crowne
I love it when the queasy-love causes even more pain, but the irony is missed.
Originally posted by snafu7700
no, there have been cases of castrated sex offenders who still come back and sexually abuse children. just because you no longer have a sexual organ doesn not mean that a devious person can not come up with other sick and twisted ways to abuse someone.