Former FSU Player Faces 'Caning' in Singapore

By: CBS
By: CBS

A former FSU football player has been arrested on immigration violation charges in Singapore.

Kamari Charlton could face at least three cane strokes in addition to jail time for overstaying his 90-day visa.

Mark Toner, director of the State Department Office of Press Relations said, “Well, we feel it's not an appropriate form of punishment. This is something we've made clear in our human rights report and also something we've conveyed to the government of Singapore in our bilateral discussions.”

Charlton was reportedly in the country because his wife was seeking medical treatment.


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  • by chris Location: enterprise on Oct 23, 2010 at 10:15 AM
    if your wife or husband were in another country having life saving medical help, would you leave? i think he was willing to take the punishment to be with his ill spouse. i know i would.
  • by Lon Location: Enterprise on Oct 22, 2010 at 04:48 AM
    We should adopt canning here in the US. Singapore has a very low crime rate unlike the US.
  • by Gene Location: Fort Rucker on Oct 21, 2010 at 08:46 PM
    As Americans, we constantly expect other countries to be as weak as our country when it concerns crime. Maybe this weakness is why we are failing in all aspects of life here. When one travels to a foreign country, we should be aware of all laws and traditions, so as not to offendthe host country or to get in trouble. Just as possession of drugs is no big issue in many other countries, in America, drugs are greatly frowned upon and punishable by jail time. Wake up America, this person is not in America and we cannot force other countries to adopt our laws and weaknesses.
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