Asia: ADPAN: Lethal injustice in Asia: End unfair trials, stop executions

Asia: ADPAN: Lethal injustice in Asia: End unfair trials, stop executions

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Index Number: ASA 01/022/2011
Date Published: 6 December 2011
Categories: Asia And The Pacific

Every person charged with an offence has the right to a fair trial. When defendants are denied due process in criminal trials they are denied justice. In the Asia-Pacific region, thousands of people are being sentenced to death and executed every year after unfair trials, undermining the rule of law and violating the right to life, the right to a fair trial and the ban on torture and other ill-treatment. In compiling this report, a number of cases have been reviewed which clearly demonstrate the very real dangers of applying the death penalty. To view individual appeal cases, please copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA01/029/2011/en; to view ADPAN: When justice fails: Thousands executed in Asia after unfair trials, please copy and paste this link into your browser: http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA01/023/2011/en


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