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Singapur. Statement: Singapore Carries Out Second Execution for Drugs in a Month

LONDON, 27 April – Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was executed in Singapore today, despite international outcry and widespread condemnation from human rights activists, the Malaysian government, United Nations experts on human rights, the European Union and prominent personalities including businessmen Richard Branson and actor Stephen Fry. Nagaenthran, who was only 21 years old at the time of his arrest, had spent over a decade on death row for carrying the equivalent of approximately three tablespoons of diamorphine. He suffered from mental health challenges and had cognitive disabilities, both of which should have provided a moral and legal basis to stop his execution. (HRI – Harm Reduction International, UK, 27.04.2022)