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13 Convicts on Death Row are over 70 yrs old, say Lawyers

April 7, 2000 · 

AT least 13 of the 981 men now on death row are more than 70 years old and should have been given the lighter sentence of reclusion perpetual the Free Legal Assistant Group (Flag) said yesterday.

Maria Socono Diokno, Flag secretary general, noted that the elderly inmates, mostly convicted rapists, have been languishing at the maximum security compound of the New Bilibid Prisons awaiting the Supreme Court’s review of their cases.

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