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Further information on UA 372/91 (ASA 28/16/91, 4 November) - Malaysia: ill-treatment / whipping: Aaron Cohen Shelton

, Índice: ASA 28/019/1991


EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 28/19/91
Distr: UA/SC
18 December 1991
Further information on 372/91 (ASA 28/16/91, 4 November 1991) -
MALAYSIA:Aaron Cohen Shelton
On 29 October 1991 the Supreme Court in Kuala Lumpur upheld a High Court decision
not to exempt Aaron Cohen Shelton, a New Zealand national, from being whipped
six times by the rotan (a large cane). This sentence was carried out on 12
December 1991. Aaron Cohen Shelton aged 24, had been sentenced to life
imprisonment and 6 strokes of the rotan, on 1 September 1987, for possession
of 34.61 grams of heroin.
No further action is required. Thank you to all those who sent appeals on
his behalf.

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