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rhalperi at mail.smu.edu
Fri Apr 27 15:36:32 CDT 2007
LE MANH LUONG: BRITISH CITIZEN FACING EXECUTION IN VIETNAM
We are emailing you to request that you sign the petition on the No. 10
Downing Street website in support of Le Manh Luong, a British citizen
facing execution in Vietnam. Mr Luong suffers from a mental illness as a
result of a bomb being dropped on his house during the Vietnam War
causing him severe brain injury from which he has never fully recovered.
Reprieve has been involved in Mr Luong's case and are campaigning on his
Mr Luong's final appeal to the Supreme Court in Vietnam was rejected on
6 April 2007. He is currently making an application to the Vietnamese
President for clemency - this clemency application is his last chance.
If this is rejected, Mr Luong faces imminent execution. Reprieve has
launched this petition to call on the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, to
make personal representations to the Vietnamese President to grant
clemency in Mr Luong's case.
In previous cases of Australian nationals on death row in Vietnam, their
death sentences have been commuted subsequent to intervention by
Australian Prime Minister John Howard speaking personally to the
Vietnamese President. We fear that without Tony Blair's personal
involvement, Mr Luong's clemency application with be rejected.
Please help Mr Luong by clicking on to the following link to sign the
Please forward this email to your family and friends asking them to sign
the petition and help to save Luong's life. The more people who sign
it, the more likely it is that Tony Blair will get involved.
You can read more about Mr Luong's case at:
Thank you in advance for your support.
All at Reprieve
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