AIHK 抗議新加坡法院駁回年青死囚上訴權

新加坡最高法院於2011年4月4日駁回馬來西亞籍23歲青年楊偉光死刑的上訴,楊偉光是在2009年因身上携有47克海洛英而被判死刑,他當時只有19歲。

國際特赦組織東南亞研主任Lance Lattig指︰「否決楊偉光得到公平審訊的權利,使他販毒罪名即時成立,如果新加坡政府希望保持一個法治社會的形象,應該馬上減輕楊的死罪,並且確保打擊販毒罪行的法例合乎國際標準。」

現時新加坡的法例訂明如疑犯被搜獲藏有超過兩克海洛英便會被控販毒,這樣即是把舉證責任由檢控轉嫁至被告,有違無罪推定的基本人權原則 (即證明有罪之前,所有人都是無辜的)。還有新加坡的《濫用藥物法》(Misuse of Drugs Act) 案亦使在疑犯身上搜獲多過15克海洛英的刑罪判定為強制死刑。

國際特赦組織香港總幹事區美寶指︰「香港在很久之前已廢除死刑,犯罪率未有因此上升,本會呼籲新加坡政府馬上減輕楊偉光的死刑判決,及盡快趕上廢除死刑的國際趨勢。」 聯合國大會亦呼籲會員國以廢除死刑為目標,逐 步建立停止死刑的機制。在2010年全球已有109個國家贊成決議,只有35國家反對及41國家棄權。

如希望獲更多資料請致電區美寶            9325 0030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 9325 0030 end_of_the_skype_highlighting 或 電郵mau@amnesty.org.hk

香港國際特赦組織2011年4月7日

Singapore Court denies appeal to stop execution of drug trafficker

Singapore’s Supreme Court on Monday April 4, 2011, denied an appeal to stop the execution of Yong Vui Kong, a 23-year-old Malaysian man sentenced to death in 2009 for trafficking 47 grams of heroin.

“Singapore denied Yong the right to a fair trial by automatically presuming him guilty of drug trafficking,” said Lance Lattig, Amnesty International researcher on Southeast Asia. “If Singapore wants to uphold its reputation for rule of law, it should commute Yong’s sentence and ensure its drug legislation meets international standards.”

Under Singaporean law, a suspect is automatically presumed guilty of trafficking if found in possession of over 2 grams of heroin. This provision, which shifts the burden of proof from the prosecution to the defendant, violates the fundamental human right to be presumed innocent of a crime until proven guilty. In addition, Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act makes the death penalty mandatory for trafficking more than 15 grams of heroin.

“Hong Kong abolished the death penalty for all offences a long time ago, and has seen no appreciable rise in crime as a result,” said Mabel Au, Director of Amnesty International Hong Kong. “Amnesty is urging the Singapore government to commute Yong Vui Kong’s death sentence and to follow the global trend towards abolition.” The United Nations General Assembly has called on member states to establish a moratorium on executions as a step towards the abolition of the death penalty. In 2010 a total of 109 countries voted in favour of the resolution, while 35 countries voted against and 41 abstained.

For more information, please contact: Mabel Au at  9325 0030 begin_of_the_skype_highlighting 9325 0030 end_of_the_skype_highlighting or mau@amnesty.org.hk

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Amnesty International Hong Kong has organised a protest against the decision of Court of Appeal on Yong’s case.

Date: Thursday, April 7th, 2011
Time: 12 NOON to 2 PM
Venue: Singapore Tourism Board, Wanchai

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One Response to AIHK 抗議新加坡法院駁回年青死囚上訴權

  1. jeff pang says:

    Life is precious, to give him a chance ~

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