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UN HUMAN RIGHTS: SG MUST BAN DEATH PENALTY, OFFENDERS DON’T DESERVE TO DIE

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Malaysian national Prabagaran Srivijayan. It noted the increase of executions in Singapore and was concerned about how they are conducted in "secretive" manner. "We reiterate our position that drugs related offences are not considered as a ‘most serious crime’ under international law and should not carry the death penalty. We also reiterate previous calls to the Singaporean government to immediately instate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty, which we believe has no place in the 21st century."

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DEATH PENALTY FOR 27-YEARS OLD MALAYSIAN DRUG TRAFFICKER

A 27-year-old Malaysian who had earlier been found guilty of bringing into Singapore 22.24g of diamorphine, the pure form of heroin, was on Monday (Sep 22) sentenced to death. Prabagaran a/l Srivijayan was arrested in the early morning of April 12, 2012, at the Woodlands Checkpoint after immigration officers found two bundles wrapped with black masking tape – later found to contain the diamorphine – in the centre armrest console of the car he was driving into Singapore.

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