Singapore, July 29 (ANI): Singapore on Friday hanged a lady convicted of trying to site visitors an oz. of heroin. This marks the nation’s first execution of a feminine prisoner in almost twenty years, CNN reported.
Forty-five-year-old Singaporean, Saridewi Djamani, was put to dying on Friday in Changi Prison, the Central Narcotics Bureau (CNB) of Singapore stated in a press release issued hours after the hanging befell.
Djamani was in 2018 sentenced to the necessary dying penalty after being convicted of possessing 31 grams of heroin.
The CNB stated:”She was accorded full due process under the law and was represented by legal counsel throughout the process.” It added that Singapore legal guidelines allow the dying penalty for trafficking something above 15 grams of heroin.
Saridewi is the primary lady to be hanged in Singapore since hairdresser Yen May Woen, 36, in 2004, additionally convicted of drug trafficking.
As per CNN, Singapore maintains a number of the world’s harshest drug legal guidelines and its authorities stays adamant that capital punishment works to discourage drug traffickers and keep public security.
Under the legislation, anybody caught trafficking, importing or exporting sure portions of unlawful medication like methamphetamine, heroin, cocaine or hashish merchandise will obtain the necessary dying sentence.
The nation has hanged 15 folks since resuming executions for drug convictions final 12 months. This consists of foreigners and an intellectually disabled man.
The CNB stated:”Capital punishment is used only for the most serious crimes, such as the trafficking of significant quantities of drugs which cause very serious harm, not just to individual drug abusers, but also to their families and the wider society.”Saridewi’s hanging triggered outrage from rights teams.
Founder of the non-profit group’Responsible Business Initiative for Justice’ Celia Ouellette, stated: “The government of Singapore violates human belief in redemption and the capacity for rehabilitation by insisting instead on taking drastic and irreversible action.””Singapore risks not only its international reputation but its financial future as well. It’s time for it to abolish capital punishment once and for all,” she stated as per CNN.
Secretary normal of France-based NGO’International Federation for Human Rights’ Adilur Rahman Khan referred to as Saridewi’s execution a “grim milestone” and renewed requires the Singaporean authorities to cease executions. (ANI)