Tuesday, October 19, 2021

death penalty

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A song for Malaysia from behind Singapore bars

Death row prisoner Pannir Selvam pens a tribute to his country, his second song from behind bars.

Saudi Arabia beheads man for crimes committed when a minor

Anti-death penalty charity Reprieve and Amnesty International says Mustafa Hashem al-Darwish's family received no advance notice of his fate and only found out he had been executed by reading the news online.

Virus-hit Indonesia orders executions online

Virtual hearings leave defendants unable to fully participate in cases that are sometimes interrupted in countries with poor internet connections, including Indonesia, critics say.

Middle East states executed most in 2020, says Amnesty report

Amnesty says the Middle East 'stands out as a region that clings to the use of the death penalty after deeply unfair trials'.

Malaysian who dodged death for drugs in Singapore walks free

Beh Chew Boo, who escaped the noose in October, was released after the court dismissed the prosecution's bid to proceed with the trial of four other charges against him.

Young Saudi Shiites have death penalties converted to 10 years in jail

Time served will apply in all three cases, and they will be released in 2022.

Details emerge on case of Singapore woman facing death by firing squad in China

Siti Aslinda Junaidi's lawyer announces some progress made after her plight gained international news coverage.

In historic ruling, Singapore top court quashes death sentence of Malaysian drug mule

Appeals court quashes earlier death sentence based on miscarriage of justice.

Bangladesh brings in death penalty for rape but ignores ‘real issues’

Activists say the problem is 'rape culture', not inadequate penalties.

When sentences are a matter of life and death

Malaysia is one of 55 UN member countries that still use the death penalty.

Ex-MACC boss joins hands with singer Santesh for song written by death row inmate

The song was written to highlight what prisoners experience while awaiting execution.

Man to hang for rape, murder of nurse

Prosecution says Mohammad Awari Ahmad's act of slashing and raping the woman was witnessed by her 5-year-old son.

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