Tag Archives: DEATH PENALTY

4 MEN ARRESTED OVER MURDER AT ST JAMES CLUB FACE DEATH PENALTY

4 men, aged 20 to 28, have been arrested by the Singapore Police Force following investigations ino the murder of a 34 year-old man at St James Power Station on Sunday. The first suspect was identified and arrested on the day of the murder. Investigators hen established the identities of the 3 other assailants and arrested them on Monday.

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ROMAN CATHOLIC PRISON MINISTRY WITHOLD INFO ABT NIGERIAN INMATE’S FUNERAL

Chijioke Stephan Obioha, Nigerian who was first arrested in 2007 for trafficking Marijuana, was hung at dawn yesterday in Changi Prison. After his last ditch criminal motion was thrown out by the Court of Appeal on Thursday evening, it was confirmed that, bar a miracle, he would be hung when the sun rises again. Chijioke's execution brought an end to his 8 years on death row - an ordeal, which Human Rights advocate, Mr Ravi, described as 'unprecedented mental anguish.'

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WOMENS RIGHTS GRP UPSET AFTER PAP MINISTER USE VIOLENCE AGAINST WOMEN TO JUSTIFY DEATH PENALTY

Recent comments from the Minister for Foreign Affairs, using the issue of violence against women to justify the death penalty. Street assaults by strangers may be relatively uncommon here, but they are certainly not unheard of, as shown by the steady flow of media reports of public transport assault and upskirting cases. What women and girls who face violence need is usually not a system of extreme punishments, but more awareness and support from others around them, as well as more robust and sensitive procedures for enabling and encouraging reporting and intervention.

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HUMAN RIGHTS LAWYER: UNJUST FOR AGC TO PUNISH US FOR FIGHTING THE DEATH PENALTY?

I am truly surprised that the AGC have decided to take the lawyers to task for acting in the Kho Jabing matter. I know every lawyer on this team worked tirelessly, fearlessly and sacrificially to save a life from death, in this case, the life of Kho Jabing. I would state categorically that this is the sad reality of the practice of law in Singapore, that we have to be subjected to personal statements and attacks of this nature and with the release of media statements knowing that the Main Stream Media will not give us a fair reporting.

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SPARE KOVAN DOUBLE MURDER EX-COP ISKANDAR RAHMAT FROM THE DEATH PENALTY

I am disappointed with the death penalty ruling against disgraced policeman Iskandar Rahmat who was found guilty of murdering two men. The death penalty is not going to solve the problem, it is not going to bring back the dead but add to the body count. It is a primitive form of punishment that has no scientific evidence for deterrence. This is not the kind of solution we want for a democratic country that respects human rights. We are better than that. Iskandar Rahmat should be spared the gallows and spend the rest of his life reflecting on his actions in prison.

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POLICEMAN SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR KOVAN DOUBLE MURDERS

36 year-old Iskandar Rahmat, a disgraced former police officer who fell into debt and faced expulsion from the Singapore Police Force, was sentenced to death by hanging on Friday by the High Court after he was convicted of both charges of murdering a father and son in their Kovan home.

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