At a recent film screening of Ayahku, Dr. G, activists, creators, and family members of inmates on death row in Singapore and Malaysia discussed the war on drugs in these two countries, societal and governmental challenges faced, and how to move forward with hope. Here’s our recap of the event.
Category Archives: Death Penalty
“Happy Father’s Day”
Pannir Selvam, a death row inmate in Changi Prison, writes about his father on Father’s Day.
Explainer: What do Singaporeans really think about the death penalty?
The Singaporean government repeatedly justifies the retention of the death penalty by claiming that most Singaporeans are in favour of capital punishment. But what do Singaporeans really think?
Explainer: Conviction based on confession of co-accused
Did you know that, under Singapore law, it’s possible to convict someone based solely on the confession of a co-accused person?
Case Brief: Norasharee bin Gous
A brief introduction to the case of Norasharee bin Gous, an inmate on death row in Singapore.
My brother, Syed.
Sharifah reflects on her childhood and her brother, Syed Suhail, who is currently on death row in Singapore.
Drug policy and the death penalty: A conversation with Helen Clark
A conversation with the Chair for the Global Commission on Drug Policy, Helen Clark, about drug policy in Singapore and best practices from around the world.
A little girl’s letter to the President
A letter from a nine-year-old appealing for clemency for her father on death row.
Statement on death row cases and the harassment of lawyers
We, the undersigned, call for a comprehensive review of the death penalty and death row inmates’ rights in Singapore, made more urgent by the following points that have surfaced in relation to recent death penalty cases.
Singapore escapes a wrongful execution
On 19 October 2020, Gobi Avedian’s death sentence was set aside by the Court of Appeal. Kirsten Han takes a look at the Court of Appeal’s grounds of decision.