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Further information on UA 70/93 (ASA 36/02/93, 12 March) - Singapore: death penalty: Mohamed Bachu Miah, Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan

, N° d'index: ASA 36/004/1993

Mohamed Bachu Miah and Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan, two Bangladeshi nationals, were executed on 23 July 1993, convicted of the murder of a Bangladeshi labourer at Bukit Timah in January 1988. Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan was executed despite a clemency petition to the Singapore President which included a certified letter from the co-accused stating that he was solely responsible for the murder.

EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 36/04/93
Distr: UA/SC
28 July 1993
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Further information on UA 70/93 (ASA 36/02/93, 12 March 1993) - Death Penalty
SINGAPORE:Mohamed Bachu Miah, Bangladesh national
Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan, Bangladesh national
Amnesty International has learned that Mohamed Bachu Miah and Mohamed
Mahmuduzzaman Khan were executed on 23 July 1993. They had been convicted
of the murder of a Bangladeshi labourer at Bukit Timah in January 1988.
Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan was executed despite a clemency petition to the
Singapore President which included a certified letter from the co-accused
stating that he was solely responsible for the murder.
Amnesty International opposes the death penalty in all cases as a violation
of the right to life and the right not to be subjected to cruel, inhuman or
degrading treatment, as proclaimed in the Universal Declaration of Human Rights.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telexes/faxes/express and airmail
letters in English or your own language:
- expressing regret that Mohamed Bachu Miah and Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan
were executed on 23 July 1993;
- expressing concern that Mohamed Mahmuduzzaman Khan was executed despite the
submission of a clemency petition which included a certified letter from the
co-accused stating that he was solely responsible for the murder;
- urging that all death sentences be commuted and no further death sentences
be imposed.
APPEALS TO:
1) The President:
His Excellency Wee Kim Wee Salutation: Your Excellency
Office of the President
Istana Annexe
Orchard Road
Republic of Singapore
Telegrams: President Wee Kim Wee, Singapore
2) The Prime Minister:
The Honourable Goh Chok Tong Salutation: Dear Prime Minister
Office of the Prime Minister
Istana Annexe
Orchard Road
Republic of Singapore
Telegrams: Prime Minister Goh, Singapore
Faxes: + 65 734 5244
Telexes: 21242 (c/o Ministry of Foreign Affairs)
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3) Minister of Law:
Professor Shanmugham Jayakumar Salutation: Dear Minister
Ministry of Law
Government Offices
3rd Floor, City Hall
St Andrew's Road
Singapore 0617
Republic of Singapore
Telegrams: Minister of Law, Singapore
Faxes: + 65 330 5891
Telexes: 34363 MHA
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO: diplomatic representatives of Singapore accredited
to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.

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