Forum: Review the Mandatory Death Penalty on Drug Mules / Drug Trafickers “毒品贩运vs强制性死刑”讲座

Date: 11.5.2011 (Wednesday)
Time: 7.30pm
Venue: Auditorium of The Kuala Lumpur & Selangor Chinese Assembly Hall (No.1, Jalan Maharajalela, 50150 KL.)

We have oftentimes read in the media of the plight of the drug mules – the stories are similar. They are comparatively young unsuspecting men or women, duped into carrying the drugs, either because they were informed that the “package” contained something other than drugs, or that whatever contraband they were carrying would result in them having to serve a prison sentence of 4-5 years (in exchange for plenty money).

While we are not excusing their actions, the question is whether a mandatory death sentence is commensurate with the offence, given that the law relies on many presumptions in achieving a conviction. Also, does the Death Penalty resolve or curb the prevalence of drug trafficking?

We are fortunate to have 4 knowledgeable speakers for the Forum. Come! Hear their views and be prepared to engage them with your questions.

Speakers:
1) Mr. M Ravi (Yong Vui Kong’s counsel)
2) YB Gobind Singh Deo (Member of Parliament)
3) Mr. Malik Imtiaz Sarwar (HAKAM Chairman)
4) Mr. Andrew Khoo (Bar Council – HRC)

We’re looking forward to seeing all of you, your friends, relations, countrymen …to this Forum to review the mandatory Death Penalty, in particular with regards it’s use against drug traffickers/drug mules.

Please invite your friend and associates. Amnesty International will be having an exhibition on the Death Penalty. Forum and Exhibition is Open to Public. Admission is FREE.

Organiser:
Civil Right Committee – KLSCAH, HAKAM, Amnesty International Malaysia, Bar Council, SUARAM, Dignity International.

有鉴于许多人因诱骗运毒被捕而面对强制死刑,杨伟光后援会、马来西亚律师公会、国际特赦组织马来西亚分会、马来西亚人民之声和国际尊严( Dignity International)将举办讲座,论述强制死刑与运毒罪行是否相称,因为这项法律依赖许多假设以为某个犯人定罪。

人民经常在媒体上读到有关运毒者的新闻,他们的故事都极为相似。他们一般上都是相对年轻且容易轻信人的男性和女性,被骗运送毒品,他们通常都被告知这些包裹并非毒品,又或者他们所带的违禁品只会带来大约四年至五年的监禁,以换取大量的酬劳。

民间组织并非以此藉口为他们的行为脱罪,但问题的关键在于,强制死刑是否与他们犯下的罪行相称,因为这项法律依赖许多假设以为某个犯人定罪。此外,死刑是否能解决或遏制运毒。以杨伟光一案为例,他因运毒而在新加坡被判死刑一案在马来西亚引起了很大的涟漪,也引发了人民对运毒者应否判死刑的争议。反对死刑者认为,由于司法制度未臻完善,难免不会判错案,此外死刑难以逆转,一旦发现错判时,人却已被处决。

主办:杨伟光后援会、马来西亚律师公会、国际特赦组织马来西亚分会、马来西亚人民之声、国际尊严组织

主讲人:
1)哥宾星(蒲种区国会议员)
2)马列英迪亚斯(人权律师)
3)拉维(新加坡反死刑律师)
4)邱进福(马来西亚律师公会人权小组)

语言:英语

欢迎各界踊跃出席,届时国际特赦组织将在现场设立有关死刑的资料展览。
任何疑问,请电洽隆雪华堂秘书处谢先生(电话03-22746645,传真22724089)。

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