EXTERNAL (for general distribution) AI Index: ASA 36/04/93
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
1) The President:
His Excellency Wee Kim Wee Salutation: Your Excellency
Office of the President
Republic of Singapore
Telegrams: President Wee Kim Wee, Singapore
2) The Prime Minister: