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India: Further information on death penalty

, N° d'index: ASA 20/043/1996

Gantela Vijayavardhana Rao, aged 25, Satuluri Chalapathi Rao, aged 24: AI fears for the lives of the above after receiving news that the date for their execution has been set for 30 September 1996.

EXTERNAL AI Index: ASA 20/43/96
13 September 1996
Further information (4) on UA 39/96 (ASA 20/06/96, 16 February 1996) and
follow-ups ASA 20/14/96, 25 March, ASA 20/20/96, 16 May and ASA 20/40/96, 30
August - Death Penalty
INDIAGantela Vijayavardhana Rao, aged 25
Satuluri Chalapathi Rao, aged 24
Amnesty International fears for the life of Gantela Vijayavardhana Rao and
Satuluri Chalapathi Rao after receiving news that the date for their execution
has been fixed for 30 September 1996.
The men are to be hanged at the Central Jail, Rajahmundry, Andra Pradesh,
reportedly the first time an execution has taken place in the state of Andhra
Pradesh for over 17 years.
Please continue to send urgent appeals on behalf of the two men to the authorities
listed in ASA 20/40/96.

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