Latest: Singapore single mother awaits death row in Malaysia for drug trafficking. On the pretext of a business trip to China, Iqah was handed a suitcase containing heroin arranged by her Nigerian boyfriend and was arrested by Malaysian Immigration. A campaign is underway to raise funds for the appeal. To find out more, read

We have also heard that since Vui Kong's appeal started, there has been an unofficial stay of execution for all prisoners on death row in Changi Prison, pending the decision of the court on Yong's case. As the case has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal, we anticipate a Changi gallows bloodbath in a scale not seen since the Pulau Senang uprising in 1965 when 18 men were convicted of murder and hanged in a single Friday morning.

Singapore, which routinely persecute dissenters and critics, continue to hang young drug runners while at the same time work closely with Burmese military generals, and has invested billions in business ties with Burma, one of the biggest heroin manufacturing countries the world.


If you know someone who's charged in a capital case, received the death sentence, or is on death row in Singapore and if you have have your side of the story to tell, contact us at sgdeathpenalty [at]

Monday, March 22, 2010

Blogger creates Anti-Mandatory Death Penalty Photo Project

By kirsten (

Yesterday I started The Anti-Mandatory Death Penalty Photo Project, and was able to see the power of social media at work almost right away. One day later, the Facebook group has 154 members (with more joining every time I hit 'refresh'), and the photos are starting to trickle in.

Being a Facebook group, I first promoted the project by inviting all my friends, and posting the link on my profile (and urging others to do the same). I also promoted the group a little via Twitter, as well as this blog. TheOnlineCitizen also posted on their Facebook group, as well as their website. We didn't even have to leave our homes or workplaces to spread the word, such is the capability and power of social media.

I find it extremely heartening and encouraging to see social media working so well for a good cause. What a great time it is for discussion and the sharing of opinions! What a way to make a difference, to have our voices heard! It is nice to see people who support the same cause that I do, who are working towards the same ends that I am working towards, and know that if it weren't for social media we might have just been isolated individuals drowned out by the overwhelming white noise of the big wide world. But thanks to social media and the accessibility it provides, we are coming together, and our message is getting stronger or stronger.

So this is a big thank you to anyone who has joined the group, submitted a photo and/or helped to spread the word about The Anti-Mandatory Death Penalty Photo Project! Thank you for doing your part in raising awareness on this often-buried issue, and here's to change coming our way!

Putting social media to good use

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