Sunday, November 27, 2005
The death penalty
"He's composed and has accepted the fact that it's quite likely he'll be put to death," lawyer Julian McMahon told Today.
Nguyen was arrested in Singapore carrying almost 400 grams of heroin in late 2002.
The death penalty is something I don't agree with, under no circumstances. Everyone has their own view on this with good argument of course, but I feel that it's a penalty that the family members of the criminal/s are the ones that really get to suffer the most and for a longer period.
I have been following the case of convicted drug smuggler "Nguyen Tuong Van" for the last few weeks, and have felt so much remorse for his mother and twin brother.
I have read about how his Mother and twin brother said their last goodbyes to him recently, you could only imagine how difficult that would be for a parent.
I do realize the extent of damage that heroin causes in society, and I do not think it should be taken lightly in any case, however, I find the punishment of death very wrong.
Singapore's laws are that all drug smugglers recieve the dealth penalty by hanging