14 Mar '18, 12am

Singapore’s Death Penalty Claims Another Life https://t.co/ctHnYhJZoC

Singapore’s Death Penalty Claims Another Life https://t.co/ctHnYhJZoC

Expand People walk past the Supreme Court in Singapore January 22, 2014. © 2014 Reuters Singapore authorities have taken another life with the execution of Ghanaian Bill Agbozo for transporting 1.63 kilograms of methamphetamine. Agbozo, who was arrested on April 5, 2013 at Changi Airport, was hanged on Friday after his appeal for clemency was rejected. While Singapore does not make public the scheduling of executions, reports indicate that another execution will take place on March 16. Singapore should, instead, end its use of capital punishment. Under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act, the courts must apply the death penalty for drug offenses involving more than specified quantities. The only exceptions are if the court finds the defendant is merely a courier and the prosecutor certifies that the defendant provided “substantial assistance in disrupting drug trafficking,” or...

Full article: https://www.hrw.org/news/2018/03/13/singapores-death-pena...

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