An activist holds a placard against the planned execution of a man who was convicted of a drug offence in Singapore but diagnosed as intellectually disabled. Photo: EPA-EFE
An activist holds a placard against the planned execution of a man who was convicted of a drug offence in Singapore but diagnosed as intellectually disabled. Photo: EPA-EFE
Singapore

New hangings take Singapore execution toll to 10 in 4 months

  • The city state has some of the world’s toughest anti-narcotics laws and insists the death penalty remains an effective deterrent against trafficking
  • UN says the death penalty has not proven to be an effective deterrent globally and is incompatible with international human rights law

An activist holds a placard against the planned execution of a man who was convicted of a drug offence in Singapore but diagnosed as intellectually disabled. Photo: EPA-EFE
An activist holds a placard against the planned execution of a man who was convicted of a drug offence in Singapore but diagnosed as intellectually disabled. Photo: EPA-EFE
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