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Further information on EXTRA 66/94 (ASA 36/13/94, 22 November) - Singapore: imminent execution: Daniel Chan Chi-pun

, Índice: ASA 36/014/1994

Daniel Chan Chi-pun has been granted a last minute stay of execution by the Singaporean government. His lawyer submitted a personal mercy plea to President Ong Teng Cheong on 24 November and he was granted a respite of sentence so that the plea may be considered.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: 36/14/94
Distr: UA/SC
25 November 1994
Further information on EXTRA 66/94 (ASA 36/13/94, 22 November 1994) - Imminent
execution
Singapore:Daniel Chan Chi-pun, security guard, 38
Daniel Chan Chi-pun, who was due to be executed on the morning of 25 November
1994 for drug trafficking, has been granted a last minute stay of execution
by the Singaporean government.
On Thursday 24 November Daniel Chan Chi-pun asked his lawyer to submit a personal
mercy plea to President Ong Teng Cheong. He was granted a respite of sentence
so that the personal plea may be submitted to the President of Singapore.
Daniel Chan Chi-pun's wife claims her husband smuggled the drugs in order to
raise money to have their six-year-old son's blindness treated.
Amnesty International thanks all those who have sent appeals on Daniel Chan
Chi-pun's behalf.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes/express and
airmail letters:
- welcoming the stay of execution
- urging President Ong Teng Cheong to commute Daniel Chan Chi-pun's death
sentence on humanitarian grounds
APPEALS TO:
The President
His Excellency Ong Teng Cheong
Office of the President
Istana, Orchard Road
Republic of Singapore 0922
Telegrams: President Ong Teng Cheong, Singapore
Faxes: +65 732 4627 (for the attention of: President Ong Teng Cheong)
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
The Prime Minister
The Honourable Goh Chok Tong
Office of the Prime Minister
Istana Annexe, Istana
Republic of Singapore 0923
Faxes: +65 732 4627
Minister of Law
Professor Shanmugham Jayakumar
Ministry of Law
250 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Tower 21-00
Republic of Singapore 0617
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and to diplomatic representatives of SINGAPORE accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.

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