The Asia Death Penalty blog provides information to support people in Asia and around the world in the struggle to end the death penalty. It is focused on countries in the Asian region, but it also reports on issues of interest in the worldwide campaign for a world without executions. The author of this blog is Tim Goodwin, ADP.
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I created the Asia Death Penalty blog in 2006 and actively posted on the site until late 2010. Throughout 2011, I did not have time to maintain posting, and this won't change in the forseeable future.However I am leaving the blog online for historical interest, and to provide access to basic...
Chan family appeal for Indonesian clemency19 June 2011AAP on The Sydney Morning HeraldThe brother of Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan has appealed to the Indonesian president to give him "a second chance at life".In an emotional appeal in Sydney on Sunday, Michael Chan said his parents were...
Gillard against Chan death penaltyBy Petrina Berry18 June 2011AAP on The Brisbane TimesPrime Minister Julia Gillard hasn't ruled out appealing to Indonesia's president personally to have the death penalty against convicted Bali Nine ringleader Andrew Chan quashed.Indonesia's Supreme Court has...
New justice minister faces up to death penalty controversyFrom: Focus Taiwan News Channel22 March 2011Taipei, March 22 (CNA) Taiwan's new justice minister Tseng Yung-fu, who entered office Monday under pressure to address a recent controversy over the death penalty, said enforcing capital...
Bali Nine ringleader loses final appealBy Indonesia correspondent Matt Brown, wiresFrom: ABC Online, 17 June 2011One of the Bali Nine drug smuggling ringleaders, Andrew Chan, has lost an appeal against his death sentence.Andrew Chan and Myuran Sukumaran were found guilty of organising a shipment of...
EUROPEAN UNIONBrussels, 4 March 2011Statement by the High Representative, Catherine Ashton, on the executions in TaiwanCatherine Ashton, the High Representative of the Union for Foreign Affairs and Security Policy and Vice-President of the Commission, made today the following statement:"I deeply...
ADPAN REGRETS YET MORE EXECUTIONS IN TAIWAN4 March 2011ASA 38/001/2010The Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) says the latest executions of five men in Taiwan on 4 March 2011 calls into question the Taiwan government's stated intention to abolish the death penalty.This brings the number of...
Looking away from the death penalty abroad is collusionBy Brigid DelaneyFrom: Sydney Morning Herald, 22 October 2010Globalisation has swept the world, but the mediaeval remedy remains.Poor Colin Campbell Ross. The 29-year-old Victorian was hanged in 1922 for the rape and murder of a 12-year-old...
Pakistani Christian Asia Bibi 'has price on her head'By Orla GuerinFrom: BBC News, Punjab province7 December 2010Ashiq Masih has the look of a hunted man - gaunt, anxious and exhausted.Though he is guilty of nothing, this Pakistani labourer is on the run - with his five children.His wife, Asia...
Punjab to oppose death penalty abolitionMonday 4/10/2010From: Gulf TimesThe government in Pakistan’s Punjab province has decided to oppose the conversion of capital punishment into life imprisonment, contending that it would create lawlessness, lead to frequent occurrence of heinous crimes and...