Friday, December 11, 2009

Statement from the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC)

We are very encouraged by the Court of Appeal’s grant of hearing and second stay of execution to Yong Vui Kong that was made on 8 Dec 2009. It is a heartening turn of events for us at the SADPC. We congratulate Yong and our co-campaigner M Ravi on their success.

Throughout our campaign for Yong, various groups of people came forward to lend their time and expertise. We are grateful to everyone now in close collaboration in our campaigning efforts, as well as those assisting Ravi in his legal work.

We wish to thank once again everyone who attended our event at Speakers’ Corner last Sunday, 6 December. We were greatly encouraged by the number of people who turned up in support of Yong at such short notice. (Read one report of the event by The Online Citizen here)

Your generous donations have gone a long way to provide financial assistance to Yong’s family and to help defray campaign costs. Without your contributions, Yong’s family could not have afforded filing fees (S$550 for an originating summons) and their stay in Singapore.

But our work is far from finished. Yong’s life still hangs in the balance and we seek your continued support to save his life.

We continue to appeal to the legal community to come forward and work with us. We also extend our call to lawyers dealing with capital offences to approach us so that we may render them any support that they need.

Singapore Anti Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC)
Our current working email address is sgantideathpenalty@gmail.com

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