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Philippines: Death penalty: Supreme Court confirms first death sentence: Leo Pilo Echegaray

, Index number: ASA 35/005/1996

On 25 June the Philippine Supreme Court confirmed the death sentence passed on the above, a house painter, sentenced to death in September 1994. This is the first sentence to be confirmed by the Supreme Court since the Philippines re-introduced the death penalty at the end of 1993.

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