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IHRA: Foreign Drug Offenders Facing Death in China, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Malaysia, Singapore, Indonesia, and Kuwait

Thursday, September 15, 2011 (London, UK) – A survey of countries that enforce the death penalty for drug offences reveals that in many nations the majority or even entirety of those facing execution are foreigners. In a follow-up to its landmark survey on the death penalty for drug offences, Harm Reduction International reveals that in … Continue reading

An Open Letter to Presidential Candidates

Dear Presidential Candidates, My name is Kirsten Han, and I am one of the co-founders of We Believe In Second Chances. I was very encouraged to see my fellow campaigner Priscilla present at The Online Citizen’s Face 2 Face 2, to be able to speak with all of you on the death penalty. I would … Continue reading

A letter to the Workers’ Party

Dear Workers’ Party, We wish to send our congratulations to the Workers’ Party of Singapore for having 6 of your members elected into the Parliament. It is indeed a good sign of the party’s progress. May you continue your good work and be successful in fulfilling your promises of being the alternative voices for Singaporeans. … Continue reading

A Prayer for Sam

13 May 2011: 6 years ago today, Shanmugam Murugesu was executed at 6am in Changi Prison. We send our love and thoughts out to his twin sons and the rest of his family on this difficult day for them. ♥ With these families in our thoughts, we gather our strength and courage to continue on … Continue reading

Press Statement from the Save Vui Kong Campaign on Cheong Chun Yin

Save Vui Kong Campaign – RE CHEONG CHUN YIN The family of Cheong Chun Yin, a 28-year-old Malaysian who is on death row in Singapore has, at 10am today, submitted a petition supported by 8778 signatures to the President of the Republic of Singapore Mr S R Nathan. The petition pleaded with the Singapore government … Continue reading

Second Chances statement on the cases of Khor Soon Lee and Cheong Chun Yin

We Believe In Second Chances would like to express our relief that the Court of Appeal has decided to overturn the death sentence handed down to 36-year-old Malaysian, Khor Soon Lee. Khor was arrested at the Woodlands Immigration Checkpoint on 9 August 2008. He was found with four bundles of drugs. One of them contained … Continue reading