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Singapore Executes Malaysian Kalwant Singh After 9 Years In Prison Upon Losing Final Appeal

today7 July 2022

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source: Hindustan Times

Malaysian-Punjabi Kalwant Singh was executed at Changi Prison earlier today upon having lost his final appeal to circumvent capital punishment.

On October 24, 2013, Kalwant was convicted in Singapore for possession of 60.15gm of diamorphine as well as trafficking 120.9gm of the drug. He was 23 years old at the time, and was on death row for just over 6 years beginning June 1, 2016.

Just yesterday, he filed a notice of motion with the Singapore Court of Appeal seeking a stay of execution and an evaluation of his conviction.

Nevertheless, the court denied his request.

It has been confirmed that the deceased’s remains will be returned to his home in Cameron Highlands, Pahang where his funeral will take place.

source: The Vibes

As per FMT, a tearful vigil was held for Kalwant outside the Singapore High Commission. A human rights organisation has stated that it will continue to oppose the death…

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Written by: Lara Lee