Convicted Australian drug smuggler Nguyen Tuong Van, 25, will be hanged in Singapore
on December 2, despite pleas from the Australian government for clemency. Nguyen
was arrested in Singapore's Changi airport in 2002 while carrying 400 grams of heroin
smuggled from Cambodia. Singapore's drug laws are notoriously harsh. Nearly 400 people
have been hanged in Singapore since 1991, giving it the highest per capita execution
rate in the world.