UN HUMAN RIGHTS OFFICE FOR SOUTH-EAST ASIA CONDEMNS THE EXECUTION OF SINGAPOREAN!!

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It is reported that as following from the FB page of UN Human Rights Asia.

The UN Human Rights Office for South-East Asia condemns the execution of Singaporean national Mr. Muhammad Ridzuan Bin Md Ali for a drugs related offence on Friday morning. We call on Singapore to immediately instate a moratorium on the use of the death penalty and to work towards abolishing the practice altogether.

Mr. Ridzuan was arrested on 6 May 2010 for possessing 72.50 grams of diamorphine, a pure form of heroine.

According to international law, the death penalty should not be used as a punishment for drugs related offences.

There have been at least four executions for drugs offences in Singapore in the past six months. According to Singapore prison authorities, seven of the 10 people executed between 2014 and 2016 were hanged for drugs related offences. We regret that no further information has been provided on the executions.

We are also concerned that authorities have advised death row inmates and their families of the execution date only a few days in advance.

FB post by :UN Human Rights – Asia

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