Reprieve Australia has joined with twenty-three other human rights organisations to call for the imminent executions in Singapore and Indonesia to be halted.
Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national, is scheduled to be executed on May 20, 2016, even though there was a lack of unanimity in his 2011 sentencing for murder.
Although the Indonesian government has not confirmed any details, fifteen individuals in Indonesia are facing the threat of execution.
The statement strongly urges “the governments of Singapore and Indonesia to halt the upcoming executions, immediately impose a moratorium on the use of the death penalty and take meaningful steps towards its eventual abolition.”
Read the joint statement calling for the imminent executions in Singapore and Indonesia to be halted, and the statement on the imminent execution of Kho Jabing.
Defence lawyers Jeannette Chong-Aruldoss (front) and Alfred Dodwell (R) for Malaysian murder convict Kho Jabing leave the Supreme court in Singapore on May 20, 2016. (ROSLAN RAHMAN/AFP/Getty Images)