Monthly Archives: September 2011

Poverty and drug trafficking: a denial of mercy

By Patrick Gallahue, 7 September 2011  (original post : Open Democracy) All too often, states disproportionately apply the death penalty to the ‘small fish’ in drug trafficking organisations. That these people usually poor, often young and occasionally ignorant of the contents of … Continue reading

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Will the president save Vui Kong?

Written by Andrew Loh (31 August 2011, posted in publichouse.sg) Originally scheduled to be hanged on 4 December 2009, 23-year old Malaysian Yong Vui Kong is still alive today in Singapore’s Changi Prison. He sits on death row, awaiting the … Continue reading

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