In twist, Singaporean scheduled for execution named witness in probe against prominent lawyer
Lawyer M Ravi says Nazeri Lajim, whose execution is fixed for this Friday, is a crucial witness in an ongoing investigation.
Singapore opposition parties write to law minister on fear among lawyers
They ask if lawyers in the city-state are afraid to represent prisoners in important legal matters due to fear of government reprisal.
Singapore set to execute another drug offender ahead of Ramadan
An activist says this raises fears that authorities are 'trying to clear the backlog' in prison.
Stop punishing lawyers, rights group tells Singapore govt
Lawyers for Liberty slams the 'constant harassment of lawyers and the creation of a culture of fear among legal practitioners'.
Japan executes three prisoners in first hangings since 2019
Japan is one of the few developed countries to keep the death penalty, and public support for capital punishment remains high despite international criticism, especially from rights groups.
Japan death row inmates sue over ‘inhumane’ same-day notification
Capital punishment in Japan is conducted by hanging, and the practice of not informing inmates of the timing until shortly before execution has been decried by international organisations for the stress it places on prisoners.
Rights group slams Singapore over looming execution of mentally disabled Malaysian
Lawyers for Liberty says no civilised nation should resort to hanging the mentally disabled.
Malaysian death row inmate in bid to cite Singapore minister for contempt
Rahmat Karimon and 16 other prisoners say K Shanmugam's remarks in parliament pose a risk of prejudice or interference with their ongoing court case on racial discrimination.
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.
Inmate pens musical tribute to country from death row in Singapore
This is the second song written by Pannir Selvam Pranthaman, who is facing execution for a drug trafficking conviction.
Singapore AG threatens action against MalaysiaNow, 2 others over report on suit by Malay inmates
AG names portal alongside prominent Singaporean rights advocate M Ravi and a Malaysian rights group.
Rights group slams Singapore over S$5,000 fine on lawyer
LFL says M Ravi's work has resulted in regular harassment and intimidation by the Singapore government, police, AG's office and judiciary.