Death Penalty Watch & Campaign – Yong Vui Kon in Singapore

26 Sep

A group of activists will be holding a forum in Singapore on the 10 October, the World Anti-Death Penalty Death Day to campaign against capital punishment and for the clemency of a 21 year old Malaysian, Yong Vui Kong who has been sentenced to death due to drug trafficking.

Arrested last June, Vui Kong came from a broken family and had to stop school when he was 10 as a result of poverty. His mother who is suffering from depression, has yet to know about the son’s impending execution. A clemency petition has been submitted to the President a month ago.

The forum organisers will gather signatures for the petition and urge the Ministry of Home Affairs disclose annual statistics of executions in the country.

Details of the Forum

Speakers:
M. Ravi, Human Rights lawyer
Alex Au, Yawning Bread
Sinapan Samydorai, Thinkcentre
Breama Mathi, Maruah
Agnes Chia, Social worker
Moderated by local artist Alfian Saat

Saturday, October 10, 2009
2:30pm – 5:30pm
Oxford Hotel, 218 Queen Street, Singapore

Visit the campaign’s facebook page here.

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