Death penalty

FORWARDED APPEAL (Philippines): Seven prisoners facing possible execution

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal from the Task Force Detainees of the Philippines (TFDP), a human rights organisation in the Philippines, about the plight of seven political prisoners who are facing possible execution. They are Apolonio Barado, Orlando Bundalian, Ruperto Lopez, Sonny Marbella, Generoso Rolida, Ricardo […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore): Australian national faces imminent death by hanging

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) has received information from the Amnesty International regarding an Australian national named Van Tuong NGUYEN (25), who has been charged with the death penalty and could be hanged very soon. According to the information we have received, Van Tuong Nguyen was convicted for drug trafficking and his […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore): Two Africans sentenced to death for drug offense

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you information regarding the death penalty imposed by the court in Singapore on two Africans for violation of prohibited drugs. The two, namely Iwuchuku Amara Tochi (19) and Okele Nelson Malachy, were arrested on 27 November 2004 at the Changi Airport in Singapore. Tochi […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore/Malaysia): Appeal for clemency for a man convicted to death

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you this appeal from the Amnesty International (AI) regarding the case of a man, Yong Vui Kong, who was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in Singapore. Vui Kong, a Malaysian national, was convicted in January 2009. According to the AI, there were reports […]

SINGAPORE: Urgent intervention required for prisoner on death row

Dear friends, We are forwarding you information we have received from Think Centre in Singapore regarding the death penalty to a Singaporean man who faces imminent execution. Mr Shanmugm Murugesu, a father of two, has been sentenced to death for drug possession and will be executed unless Singapore President S. R. Nathan grants his petition […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Indonesia): Three men face death penalty after being tried retroactively, illegal under the Indonesian Constitution

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received by Amnesty International regarding the death sentence of three men involved in the Bali bombing, that occurred in 2002 and who were convicted under a new law brought into force in 2003, that introduced the death penalty for terrorist acts. Their […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore/Malaysia): Death penalty of three Malaysians in Singapore

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an appeal received from Amnesty International regarding the death penalty of three Malaysians in Singapore. Please intervene in this case in order to save their lives and urge the relevant authorities in Singapore to join the international community for the moratorium on executions. If […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Iran): Stoning to death of two women in Iran

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward the appeal received from Women Living Under Muslim Laws (WLUML) regarding the sentence of death by stoning of two women in Iran. According to the information received, they were presented without presence of their legal representative during the first trial. In addition, the verdict […]

FORWARDED APPEAL(Iran): A mother of two charged with adultery faces being stoned to death, while her partner was stoned to death

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) is forwarding to you an appeal issued by the ‘Stop Stoning Forever Campaign’ regarding the death sentence by stoning of Ms. Mokarrameh Ebrahimi (43), a mother of two children, who has been charged with adultery. Her partner Mr. Ja’far Kiani was already stoned to death on 5 […]

FORWARDED APPEAL (Singapore): 22-year old to be hanged

Dear friends, The Asian Human Rights Commission (AHRC) wishes to forward an update from Amnesty International following the failure of the appeal by 22-year-old Malaysian, Yong Vui Kong against a death sentence. The Urgent Action below calls for the reform of┬áthe mandatory death penalty law and for Singapore to consider the UN resolution on a […]