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Singapore hangs 2 drug traffickers regardless of opposition – Occasions of India

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Appeals in opposition to the executions went unheeded (AP)KUALA LUMPUR: Two drug traffickers had been hanged in Singapore on Thursday, bringing the variety of executions this yr within the city-state to 4 regardless of rising calls to abolish its loss of life penalty. Activists stated the jail division handed the belongings and loss of life certificates for Malaysian nationwide Kalwant Singh and Singaporean Norasharee Gous to their households after their execution Thursday morning. Amnesty Worldwide stated Singapore is considered one of simply 4 nations identified to have executed individuals for drug-related offences lately, going in opposition to a worldwide development towards abolishing the loss of life penalty. “Singapore has as soon as once more executed individuals convicted of drug-related offenses in violation of worldwide regulation, callously disregarding public outcry,” stated Emerlynne Gill, Amnesty Worldwide’s deputy regional director for analysis. “The loss of life penalty is rarely the answer and we oppose it unconditionally. There isn’t a proof that it acts as a novel deterrent to crime,” Gill stated in a press release. Kalwant, who was convicted in 2016 of bringing heroin into Singapore, was the second Malaysian to be executed in lower than three months. In late April, the hanging of one other Malaysian sparked a global outcry as a result of he was believed to be mentally disabled. Kalwant filed a last-minute attraction on the eve of his execution on grounds that he was a mere courier and that he had cooperated with police, nevertheless it was rejected by Singapore’s high court docket, activists stated. Critics say that Singapore’s loss of life penalty has largely snared low-level mules and carried out little to cease drug traffickers and arranged syndicates. However Singapore’s authorities defends it as needed to guard its residents. “We urge the Singaporean authorities to instantly cease this newest wave of hangings and impose a moratorium on executions as a step in direction of ending this shameful and inhuman punishment,” Amnesty stated. 4 others drug traffickers, together with two extra Malaysians, had been scheduled to be hanged earlier however their executions had been delayed pending authorized challenges. FOLLOW US ON SOCIAL MEDIAFacebookTwitterInstagramKOO APPYOUTUBE

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