Van Tuong Nguyen

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Van Tuong Nguyen (Vietnamese: Nguyễn Tường Vân; 17 August 1980 – 2 December 2005) was an Australian man convicted of drug trafficking. In 2002, he was arrested in Singapore during an international flight stopover from Phnom Penh to Melbourne. He admitted to bringing 396.2 grams of heroin into the country. He was sentenced to death in 2004. Singapore rejected pleas for clemency from the Australian government, Amnesty International, the Holy See and others.

On 2 December 2005, Nguyen was executed by hanging at Changi Prison in Changi, Singapore. He was 25.

Nguyen was born at a refugee camp in Songkhla, Thailand. His parents were Vietnamese. He had a twin brother, Khoa Nguyen.[1]

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  1. "Meaning of life found on death row". The Sydney Morning Herald. 2 December 2005. Retrieved 23 April 2020. CS1 maint: discouraged parameter (link)