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Singapore: Death penalty / imminent execution Anthony Ler

, Index number: ASA 36/004/2002

Anthony Ler is facing execution following the Court of Appeal's dismissal of an appeal against his death sentence. He was sentenced to death in December 2001 after being found guilty of persuading a 15-year-old boy to kill his wife. The boy, who was convicted of murder, was sentenced to be detained indefinitely. The hearing, took place on 4 March, subsequently Anthony Ler is reported to be planning to appeal to the President for clemency.

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