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How a chronically shy child ended up on death row

By Coalition for the Abolition of Death Penalty in ASEAN (CADPA), on 1 January 2017

As a young girl Rita was so self-conscious she would only sweep the floor inside the house. Nonetheless, poverty drove her to work overseas. Learning she was coming home one day, an acquaintance – Eka – pressed her to bring back a suitcase with some clothes. Rita was too afraid to refuse. The bag was lined with drugs. Eka is still out there. Rita’s only hope is that Malaysia revises its death penalty policy.

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  • Themes list Juveniles, Death Row Phenomenon, Death Penalty, Country/Regional profiles,