New hangings take Singapore execution toll to 10 in four months

Activists hold placards and candles during a candlelight vigil against the death penalty for Malaysian national Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, who was convicted of a drug offence 11 years ago in Singapore but diagnosed as intellectually disabled, outside Singapore’s embassy in Kuala Lumpur on April 26. Nagaenthran was executed the next day. – EPA pic, August 5, 2022.

SINGAPORE hanged two drug traffickers today, authorities said, bringing the number of prisoners executed in the last four months to 10, despite international calls for the city-state to abolish capital punishment.

The spate of hangings included the widely criticised execution of a man with limited cognitive function in April, and came after Singapore resumed executions in March after a hiatus of more than two years.

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