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Singapore: Further information on death penalty: Navarat Maykha (f), 32, Thai national, cook

, N° d'index: ASA 36/019/1995

AI has learned that the President of Singapore has just rejected Navarat Maykha's petition for clemency. Her lawyer now fears that she is likely to be executed on Friday 22 September 1995.

EXTERNAL AI Index: ASA 36/19/95
19 September 1995
Further information (1) on UA 143/95 (ASA 36/18/95, 20 June 1995) - Death Penalty
SINGAPORENavarat Maykha (f), aged 32, Thai
Amnesty International has learned that the President of Singapore has just
rejected Navarat Maykha's petition for clemency. Her lawyer now fears that
she is likely to be executed on Friday 22 September 1995.
Navarat Maykha was sentenced to death in July 1994 for importing 3.2 kg of
heroin into Singapore. She continues to protest her innocence, claiming that
she was tricked by a Nigerian acquaintance into carrying the drugs from Bangkok
to Singapore. In a recent letter to her lawyer she maintained once again that
she had no idea there was heroin concealed inside the lining of the bag the
man had given her.
Amnesty International is aware of at least 37 executions which have taken place
since the beginning of 1995, the majority for drugs-related offences. However,
the organization fears that the real figure may be much higher as many executions
are not publicized.
FURTHER RECOMMENDED ACTION: Please send telegrams/telexes/faxes in English
or in your own language:
- urging President Ong Teng Cheong to reconsider Navarat Maykha's case and
grant her clemency by commuting her death sentence;
- expressing Amnesty International's opposition to the death penalty as the
ultimate form of cruel punishment and a violation of the most basic of human
rights - the right to life;
- urging that all pending death sentences be commuted.
APPEALS TO:
The President
His Excellency Ong Teng Cheong
Office of the President
Istana, Orchard Road
Republic of Singapore 0922
Telegrams: President Ong Teng Cheong, Singapore
Faxes: +65 738 4673
Salutation: Your Excellency
COPIES OF YOUR APPEALS TO:
The Prime Minister
The Honourable Goh Chok Tong
Office of the Prime Minister
Istana Annexe, Istana
Republic of Singapore 0923
Faxes: +65 732 4627
Telegrams: Prime Minister Goh Chok Tong, Singapore
Minister of Law
Professor Shanmugham Jayakumar
Ministry of Law
2
250 North Bridge Road
Raffles City Tower 21-00
Republic of Singapore 0617
Faxes: +65 336 6165
Telegrams: Minister of Law, Singapore
Minister of Home Affairs
Wong Kan Seng
Phoenix Park
Tanglin Road
Republic of Singapore 1024
Telex: 34360
Telegrams: Minister of Home Affairs, Singapore
and to diplomatic representatives of Singapore accredited to your country.
PLEASE SEND APPEALS IMMEDIATELY.

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