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ADPAN Media statements  For futher comment in relation to ADPAN statements below, please contact media@adpan.org    Most recent statement in full Below - list of ADPAN statements (hyperlinked to statement) 29 years on death row, Pakistan woman suffers mental illness KATHY GANNON Associated Press 10 April 2020 FILE – In this...

“The police tortured me and then after smearing my hands with oil, put those hands around the room and thus the impressions were obtained,” Aftab Bahadur.  Aftab Bahadur was arrested by police in Lahore on 5 September 1992 along with another man, suspected of murder.He was held in...

Hakamada Iwao (Hakamada), born in 1936 and a former boxer, was arrested for murder in 1966. He was sentenced to death in 1968.  Following his arrest, police subjected Hakamada to 23 days of intensive interrogation from 18 August to 9 September 1966. He was interrogated without a break for an...

Leng Guoquan, a seafood trader, was sentenced to death on 16 December 2009 by the Dandong City Intermediate People's Court in Liaoning province. He was charged with being a leader of a criminal gang engaged in smuggling and trafficking drugs. His conviction followed an unfair trial, and was based...

Reza Mohammed Shah Bin Ahmad Shah, known as Reza Shah, was arrested by police on the evening of 14 August 2000 in a squatter neighbourhood outside Kuala Lumpur. Police said he was carrying a plastic bag which he threw away when they called out to him. Police located...

“When we say mandatory death sentence it means basically judges don’t have discretion. Just close your eyes… and execute. Don’t have to look at the person’s background and all that.” M. Ravi, Yong Vui Kong’s lawyer. Yong Vui Kong, a Malaysian man, was arrested in Singapore in...

“It is for the accused to show and satisfy the court that the confessional statement was not made voluntarily,” Supreme Court response to Devender Pal Singh’s allegations of torture, March 2002.  Devender Pal Singh (also known as Davinder Pal Singh Bhullar) was arrested by police at New Delhi’s international airport in...

TAIPEI (Reuters) – Taiwan’s outreach to the European Union has been overshadowed by the bloc’s displeasure at the island’s use of the death penalty, just days after a rare high-profile mention that thanked it for the donation of 6 million masks to battle the coronavirus. Taiwan...