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. The law covers a wide range of applications, whether with regard to the criminal cases of death rowContinue reading “The Post-Appeal Applications in Capital Cases Bill: A brief”
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.
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.
Abdul Rahim’s execution has been scheduled for 5 August. His case highlights how stacked the death penalty regime is against accused persons.
Anti-Death Penalty and Human Rights organisations outraged by the execution of human rights defenders by the Myanmar Military Junta
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.
Kalwant Singh and his family will not give up, and neither should we.
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.
“Do their lives and deaths come down to these technicalities? The person who sold drugs to my brother happened to have information that was helpful to the CNB (Central Narcotic Bureau), but my brother didn’t. For this, should he die?”
“The harshness and cruelty that some have claimed is just, is not. Two wrongs do not make a right. In the end, there is only a legacy of bloodshed that posterity may not even want on their hands anymore.”