Monday, September 27, 2021

death sentence

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 Malay death row inmates file historic suit accusing govt of racial bias

They point to official numbers in their bid to show how Malays in the city-state are less likely to have their death sentence quashed or commuted to a jail term upon appeal.

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'.

China sentences Uighur ex-govt officials to death for ‘separatism’

China keeps data on its use of the death penalty secret, although rights group Amnesty International estimates the country is the top executioner globally.

Apex court upholds death sentence of ex-tow truck driver for murder of AmBank founder

Three-man Federal Court bench also upholds Koong Swee Kwan's 18-year jail sentence for the attempted murder of Hussain Ahmad Najadi's wife.

Machete murderers of US blogger get death sentences in Bangladesh

The six men belong to an al Qaeda-inspired domestic militant group which police say is behind the murders of more than a dozen secular activists and bloggers.

Singapore single dad who moved drugs to pay debt faces death by lethal injection in Vietnam

Cher Wei Hon was transporting drugs for a woman in order to pay off his debts to her.

Japan ‘Twitter Killer’ gets death sentence after police discover ‘house of horrors’

He used Twitter to lure suicidal women to his home, where he murdered and dismembered them.

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

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

When sentences are a matter of life and death

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

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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