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Singapore: Further information on death penalty: Flor Contemplacion (f), 42, domestic worker

, Index number: ASA 36/006/1995

A witness has come forward with new evidence which may prove that Flor Contemplacion, scheduled to hang on 17 March 1995, is innocent of the murder of a fellow Filipino maid and her employer's four-year-old son. AI is unable to comment on the substance of the claims of innocence but is supporting the call for at least a clemency hearing for the new evidence to be considered.

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