Philippines: Further Information on Imminent execution

Philippines: Further Information on Imminent execution

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Index Number: ASA 35/004/2004
Date Published: 28 January 2004
Categories: Asia And The Pacific, Philippines

On 28 January, Roberto Lara and Roderick Licayan were granted a 30-day stay of execution by the Supreme Court, only two days before they were due to be executed by lethal injection. The Supreme Court declared that they needed more time to study claims of new evidence, and to decide whether or not Roberto Lara and Roderick Licayan cases should be formally reopened.


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