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Further information on UA 256/91 (ASA 28/04/91, 24 July and follow-ups ASA 28/11/91, 25 September, ASA 28/05/92, 4 March and ASA 28/07/92, 3 April) - Malaysia: death penalty: Assidin Itting, Hassim Haji Escandar, Talib Sahijuan, Anthony Najali, Edjing Abd

, N° d'index: ASA 28/013/1992

The death sentences imposed on the above-named, eight Filipinos and two Pakistanis, have apparently been upheld by the Supreme Court in Malaysia. AI fears that they may be carried out at any time.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 28/13/92
Distr: UA/SC
30 October 1992
Further information on UA 256/91 (ASA 28/04/91, 24 July 1991 and follow-ups
ASA 28/11/91, 25 September 1991, ASA 28/05/92, 4 March 1992 and ASA 28/07/92,
3 April 1992) - Death Penalty
MALAYSIA: Assidin Itting (Filipino)
Hassim Haji Escandar (Filipino)
Talib Sahijuan (Filipino)
Anthony Najali (Filipino)
Edjing Abdullah (Filipino)
Antoni Julkani (Filipino)
Kullah Lawari (Filipino)
Rudi Jamjali (Filipino)
Khairullah Khan (Pakistani)
Shorin Khaita Khan (Pakistani)
Amnesty International believes that the sentences imposed on the 10 individuals
named above have been upheld by the Supreme Court in Malaysia and that they
may be executed at any time. While no official date has been set, the prisoners
constantly fear execution.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes and airmail
letters either in English or in your own language:
- expressing concern that the death sentences imposed have been upheld by the
Supreme Court;
- expressing grave concern that the prisoners may have been disadvantaged by
language difficulties during their trials;
- stating Amnesty International's unconditional opposition to the death
penalty;
- urging that all death sentences be commuted and that no further death sentences
be imposed.
APPEALS TO:
1) The Head of State of Sabah
TYT Tan Sri Haji Mohamad Said bin Kernak
Istana
Kota Kinabalu
Sabah
MALAYSIA
Telegrams: Head of State, Kota Kinabalu, Sabah, Malaysia
Telexes: 80948 Dewan MA
Salutation: Your Excellency
page 2 of 4FU 256/91...
2) Prime Minister
YAB Dato' Seri Dr Mahathir bin Mohamad
Prime Minister's Office
Jalan Dato' Onn
50502 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Telegrams: Prime Minister Mahathir, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telexes:33099 PERMA MA; 30091 LARAS MA; 30098 EPUPM MA (for the attention of
Prime Minister Mahathir)
Faxes: +60 3 238 3784
Salutation: Dear Prime Minister
3) Minister of Justice
Syed Hamid Syed Jaafar Albar
Banguan Kuwasa
21st Floor
Jalan Raja Laut
50506 Kuala Lumpur
MALAYSIA
Telegrams: Justice Minister, Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia
Telexes: 33548
Faxes: +60 2 293 4754
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
Diplomatic representatives of Malaysia, the Philippines and Pakistan
accredited to your own country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY. Check with the International Secretariat,
or your section office, if sending appeals after 11 December 1992.

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