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Singapore: Death Penalty: Tan Chor Jin

, Index number: ASA 36/001/2008

Tan Chor Jin is facing execution after his final appeal against his sentence of death at Singapore’s High Court, was rejected on 30 January 2008. He was sentenced to death on 22 May 2007 after a trial which his lawyer claims was unfair. He is now appealing to the President for clemency. Tan Chor Jin, said to be a former gang leader, was sentenced to death for the murder of a man who allegedly owed him money.

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