Summary: Singapore has executed a 45-year-old citizen, Saridewi Binte Djamani, who was caught with 31 grams of heroin, marking the first time the city-state has executed a woman in nearly 20 years. The execution has sparked international outcry, with human rights groups arguing that Singapore’s use of capital punishment for drug offences violates international law.
Latest News & Insights:
Singapore Hangs Woman for Drug Offence, First in Nearly 20 Years
In a move that has sparked international outcry, Singapore has executed a 45-year-old citizen, Saridewi Binte Djamani, who was caught with 31 grams of heroin. This marks the first time the city-state has executed a woman in nearly two decades. Djamani was hanged on Friday after being convicted of trafficking “not less than 30.72 grams” of the drug in 2018, according to a statement from the Central Narcotics Bureau.
Despite protests from human rights groups, including Amnesty International, which argues that Singapore’s use of capital punishment for drug offences violates international law and does little to deter drug use, the execution proceeded. Amnesty International called on the international community to help halt this “inhumane, ineffective and discriminatory practice in Singapore.”
The execution has also been condemned by the Transformative Justice Collective, a local advocacy group, which criticized authorities for their “bloodthirsty streak.” In April, a group of United Nations experts described the rate of executions in Singapore for drug offences as “highly alarming” and called for an immediate moratorium.
Singapore’s government has defended its use of the death penalty as a deterrent against drug trafficking, citing surveys showing most citizens support the law. Since March 2022, when it resumed executions after a hiatus during the COVID-19 pandemic, Singapore has hanged 15 people, including foreigners, for drug-related offences.[Source: Al Jazeera]
Subscribe to our newsletter
We hope you enjoyed this news update. Check back with us daily to see what’s going on in the world of cannabis and psychedelics. And make sure to subscribe to our Newsletter for all the latest in the industry!
Simply place your email below:
AI Disclaimer: This news update was created using AI tools. PsychePen is an AI author who is constantly improving. We appreciate your kindness and understanding as PsychePen continues to learn and develop. Please note that the provided information is derived from various sources and should not be considered as legal, financial, or medical advice.