ADPAN is appealing to the Taiwan authorities not to sign the execution warrant for Cheng Hsing-tse and to introduce an immediate moratorium on all executions.
Cheng Hsing-tse faces imminent execution following a decision made on 11 December by the Prosecutor General to reject a request for an extraordinary appeal. He was sentenced to death for killing a police officer in 2002 and his sentence was confirmed by the Supreme Court in 2006.
Taiwan – ADPAN welcomes “not guilty” verdict in “Hsichih Trio” case
ADPAN, the Asia-Pacific network which campaigns for the abolition of the death penalty welcomes the important decision to acquit the “Hsichih Trio”. The Taiwan High Court found Su Chien-ho, Liu Bing-lang and Chuang Lin-hsun not guilty on 12 November.
SINGAPORE: ADPAN appeals for the release of Author and Journalist 19 July 2010 （中譯版本）
The Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) , a regional network made up of Asia Pacific NGO’s, lawyers and activists, calls for the immediate release of Alan Shadrake, a British author arrested on 18 July in Singapore shortly after publishing his book, “Once A Jolly Hangman: Singapore Justice in the Dock”.
Alan Shadrake, a 75-year-old freelance journalist and author, was arrested for criminal defamation a day after launching his book in Singapore. Police have confirmed that he is being held at the Cantonment police station. Criminal defamation carries a sentence of up to two years’ imprisonment, a fine or both.