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Daily Archives: 2010-08-25

A family’s plea (video of petition delivered to Istana)

Read also: A family’s plea by Lainain Film: The Istana guards were ready for the family when they arrived. Ravi had made sure to inform them in advance. They quickly accepted the petition and signatures, then a guard curtly told the family, “You may leave now.” But the Yongs were not done yet. Their father had prepared a simple message …

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Vui Kong given extension to file clemency, Shadrake’s trial postponed

The Singapore Prison Service (SPS) has granted an extension to death row inmate Yong Vui Kong to file his clemency appeal to the President. In a letter on 25 August to Yong’s lawyer, the SPS said, “[In] view of your stated intention to file the said Notice of Appeal in respect of the said matter, we will extend the present …

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Have independent board for clemency petitions: SFD

Media Release Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) 25 August 2010 Singapore Independent Clemency Board for Death Penalty Petitions Singaporeans For Democracy (SFD) calls on the Singapore government to set up an independent board to introduce transparency for deliberating clemency petitions in death penalty cases. SFD makes this call following the recent high court ruling that the President has no powers on …

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“You may leave now”

Kirsten Han At first I thought I had misheard, or at the very least misunderstood. We had just trudged uphill in the oppressive Singapore heat for 15 minutes, the family laden with binders, boxes and stacks of papers. Everyone was covered with a sheen of sweat. And that was only just the tiniest fraction of what the Yong family had …

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