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Tuesday, December 1, 2020

Singapore receives criticism for issuing a death penalty through Zoom

Singapore has received criticism from human rights groups for issuing a death penalty through the video-conferencing platform ‘Zoom’.

The individual being executed was Malaysian drug trafficker ‘Punithan Genasan’ (37).

Punithan was sentenced for the trafficking of at least 28.5 grams of heroin which is punishable by death under the city-state’s anti-drug laws.

Zoom is being used during the lockdown by students and for business meetings, Human Rights Watch criticised its use for capital punishment.

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