Wednesday, May 30, 2012

International: Commutations of Death Sentences

The Malaysian government has commuted the sentence of Basir Omar, Jaliman Salleh and Aldipal Hadanithree three "overseas Filipino workers" who were on death row. Earlier this year, Philippine Ambassador to Malaysia J. Eduardo Malaya called on Sabah Governor and Pardons Board chairman to commute the death sentences of six Filipinos (including these three). Omar's sentence has been commuted to 13 years and seven months. The sentences of Salleh and Hadani were reduced to 15 years imprisonment. See story here.

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