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KENNETH CHIKWENDU - AN INNOCENT MAN
It is quite rare to receive a letter from someone serving a long sentence in Thailand who still maintains their innocence after 10 years or more. It is far easier to admit to guilt and count on a pardon. However Kenneth still maintains his innocence.

Kenneth Chikwendu is a 42 year old Nigerian who is a psycologist by profession. Due to circumstances in which his own legitimate business dealings conflicted with others in Thailand he was framed on drug charges.

Kenneth was sentenced to Death! .. he spent 4 years in solitary on death row with shackles welded to his feet, not knowing when or if he was to be killed! In Bang Kwang the death row inmates all get a little toey each afternoon as at any time they might be dragged out of their cells and given a few minuites to prepare to be killed!

After 4 years on death row Kenneth's sentence was commuted to life, and then later to 40 years.

He has now spent over 13 years in prison with the prospect of spending another 27 before his release!

In his own words he beleives that he will be "emotionally and phisically finished if intervention does not come"

Kenneth's story is in no way unique , but is an example of how powerless one can become in a foreign country like Thailand.

Kenneth would love to receive letters and/or parcels of good will from people!

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