The following are letters, poems, and reflections written by Datchina, Kalwant, Nagaenthran, Pannir and Syed on their experiences being on death row, and their messages to loved ones. Letters from Datchina What allows me to be alive today? Is it the words from the judge, the law, my family, me or God? If man hasContinue reading “Letters from Death Row Inmates”
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Letters to Death Row Inmates
“I hope we can move towards a more loving, gracious, compassionate, and unified society that wants to understand, not just punish.” The following letters and artwork were created by people who attended the Stop The Killing events. Many expressed solidarity with people on death row and echoed calls to abolish the death penalty. Letters toContinue reading “Letters to Death Row Inmates”
The Post-Appeal Applications in Capital Cases Bill: A brief
The Post-Appeal Applications in Capital Cases Bill, read for the first time on 7 November, was passed in Parliament on 29 November. This law has damaging implications on the due process rights of persons on death row.
Give Sylesnar Seah access to his lawyer immediately
A 19-year-old facing a capital murder charge is currently still denied access to legal counsel, despite his young age and the severity of his potential punishment.
FREE THEM, FREE US: Events for World Day Against the Death Penalty
Over the next month, we have a series of events focused on the death penalty in Singapore and calling for an immediate halt of executions. 11 men have already been hanged in 2022 — the killing must stop now.
Life and death decisions, made without legal advice
Abdul Rahim’s execution has been scheduled for 5 August. His case highlights how stacked the death penalty regime is against accused persons.
Statement on the Execution of Human Rights Defenders by the Myanmar Military Junta
Anti-Death Penalty and Human Rights organisations outraged by the execution of human rights defenders by the Myanmar Military Junta
Halt the Execution of Nazeri bin Lajim
TJC joins Nazira, Sharifah and all the other loved ones of people on death row in calling on the state to halt Nazeri’s execution and bring into force an immediate moratorium on the death penalty.
“I will fight till the noose is around my neck”
Kalwant Singh and his family will not give up, and neither should we.
“We were like strays”: A life marked by drugs, incarceration, and the death penalty
Singapore’s death penalty for drug offences sees a binary between “victims” of drugs and “predator” traffickers. Nazeri bin Lajim’s experiences show that the reality is much more complex.