EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 13/08/93
5 July 1993
Further information on UA 216/93, ASA 13/07/93, 2 July 1993 - Fear of imminent
BANGLADESH: Munir Hussain
Munir Hussain's appeal for clemency to the President was rejected
on 3 July 1993. No date for the execution has been announced but the family
of Munir Hussain has been unofficially informed that the order for execution
has been sent to Dhaka Central Jail where Munir Hussain is held. The execution
could take place anytime.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/faxes/express and airmail
letters either in English or your own language:
- urgently calling on the President to commute the death sentence of Munir
- expressing unconditional opposition to the death penalty in all cases as
the ultimate form of torture and as a violation of the right to life.
President Abdur Rahman Biswas
Telegrams: President Biswas, Dhaka, Bangladesh
Faxes: + 880 2 813 243
Salutation: Dear President
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
diplomatic representatives of Bangladesh accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 16 August 1993.