Tag: capital punishment

Is it time for the death penalty to be abolished?

Singapore—In the wake of recent near-executions, discussions are ongoing as to whether the death penalty should be abolished, with rights groups renewing this call. MARUAH,...

US court blocks resumption of federal executions

A US appeals court ruled on Monday that the government could not resume its use of capital punishment, in a setback for President Donald...

81-year-old nun first Singaporean included in BBC’s yearly most influential women list

Singapore—Eighty-one-year-old Sister Gerard Fernandez, who for four decades has counseled prisoners in the country’s death row, has been included in the yearly list of...

Malaysian convict writes about life on death row in Singapore

Singapore—Malaysian Pannir Selvam Pranthanam arrested in Singapore in September 2014 with almost 52 grams of drugs found on him wrote a letter to show what life is...

Anonymous writer in Singapore calls the death penalty “ineffective and inhumane” in the Sydney...

Singapore—In an opinion piece for the Sydney Morning Herald on July 22, Monday, one writer called Singapore’s capital punishment laws “both ineffective and inhumane.” The...

MHA: Malaysians are not singled out for capital punishment

Singapore—The country’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) debunked allegations that Malaysian prisoners in particular are being targeted for execution, or capital punishment. MHA underlined...

International human rights groups plead with Singapore to abolish the death penalty after six...

Amnesty International and the United Nations Human Rights Office appealed to Singapore to stop the hangings and abolish the "cruel and irreversible" death penalty....
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