Tag Archives: death penalty

The Cruelty of Fate: The Case of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam

By Guo Rendi The case of Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam v Public Prosecutor is, in many ways, extraordinary among all convicted drug couriers in Singapore. Nagaenthran has been on quite a long path challenging his current fate of being a death-row inmate and ultimately, death itself with the assistance of a valiant criminal and human rights lawyer – Mr Eugene …

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No Innocent Explanation? – Death Row Inmate’s Lawyers use Evidence Adduced by the Prosecution to Seek Inmate’s Second Acquittal

By Ariffin Sha In a twist of Shakespearean proportions,  Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, the lawyer for death row inmate Ilechukwu, has used evidence produced by the Prosecution to argue for his client's acquittal. The Defence counsel made the case that the results of a psychiatric assessment conducted by one Dr Jaydip Sarkar from Institute of Mental Health (IMH), which was sought …

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Malaysia urged to save its citizen through action at ICJ

Prabagaran, a possibly innocent drug mule from Malaysia who was first arrested in 2012, had his Constitutional Challenge rejected by Singapore's Apex Court earlier this month. On Wednesday afternoon, by way of a Memorandum submitted to the Malaysian Government, he may see his case brought up to the International Court of Justice (ICJ). Mr M. Ravi, a non-practicing lawyer and anti-death …

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Celebrating the Festival of Lights with Mdm Eswari, whose son faces imminent execution.

This afternoon, anti-death penalty activists from Jakarta and the Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC), gathered to celebrate Deepavali with Mdm Eswari, whose son, Prabagaran, faces imminent execution. The gathering was hosted by Mdm Vellama, who was the Plaintiff in the landmark 2012 'Hougang By-Election' case. Prabagaran, or Praba, as he is affectionately known as to those around him, is currently …

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Apprentice’s M18 rating – Why shy away from a penalty we staunchly defend?

By Ghui Hot on the heels of the controversy generated from the execution of Kho Jabing and the media circus that the lawyers who represented him found themselves embroiled in, the death penalty is in the spotlight again. Straits Times - Apprentice rated M18 for 'detailed depictions and descriptions of the execution process' It would appear that a local film …

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