Abdul Rahim’s execution has been scheduled for 5 August. His case highlights how stacked the death penalty regime is against accused persons.
“Here we have a real life person, and you cannot ignore that. It might be slightly different if the consequences were not so dire, but given that they are so dire, frankly I am surprised that the AG is pursuing this appeal.”
The case for re-examining the role of Prisons
Our summary of Nagaenthran’s Court of Appeal hearing on 1 March 2022, and its implications for prisoners on death row with disabilities. What is Singapore’s stance on international law? Why don’t our domestic laws protect those with ‘abnormality of mind’?
Transformative Justice Collective unequivocally condemns the sentencing and imminent execution of Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam by the Singapore Prison Service (SPS).
All this admin and bureaucracy needs to be done, and done in such a rush, for no other reason than the fact that the Singaporean state has decided that it wants to execute someone now. This is what abolitionists mean when we say that there is no murder more pre-meditated than capital punishment.
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.
What are prison conditions in Singapore like? How are incarcerated persons treated? How effective are prisons when it comes to rehabilitation and reintegration?
TJC opposes the proposed amendments to the Road Traffic Act, which allows for expansion of police powers to stop-and-frisk, and calls for its removal.
Death row inmates live extremely isolated lives, cut off from society. The knowledge that they are in prison awaiting execution only adds to the stress and anxiety. They should not be arbitrarily deprived of contact with the outside world.