Monday, November 02, 2015

Urgent Action: Mercy for Jabing

Click for webpage - for details to write an open letter to appeal against the death sentence for Jabing. 
Kho Jabing, a 31 year old Sarawakan on death row in Singapore, had his clemency petition rejected by the President on the advise of the Cabinet on 19 October 2015. He has exhausted all legal avenues and is at risk of being executed soon.

Jabing and fellow Sarawakan Galing Anak Kujat were first sentenced to the mandatory death penalty in 2010, in a case of robbery with assault which had led to the death of a construction worker Cao Ruyin in 2008.

In 2011, the Court of Appeal decided to lower the Galing’s charges, and convicted him of robbery with hurt. Galing was then sentenced to 18 years and 6 months in jail, with 19 strokes of the cane. Kho Jabing’s sentence was affirmed, and he remained on death row. [...]

It is sad to think that Jabing and his family is uncertain when his day of execution will come. The death penalty activists are bringing his family from Sarawak to visit Jabing. They hope that members of public can support the family by donating some funds to them. (more details here)

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