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Malaysia urged to save its citizen through action at ICJ
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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 Read More

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The Right to Legal Representation in Death Penalty Cases: A Resolve Not to be Stifled
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By M Ravi Since May 2016 and the filing of the media statements by the Attorney-General’s Chambers and the Ministry of Home Affairs, a community of lawyers have observed a steady increase in the number of discouraging comments by the judiciary towards lawyers Read More

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Urgent Motion filed in the Court of Appeal to halt the execution of Chijoke on grounds of unconstitutionality
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An urgent criminal motion was filed in the Court of Appeal an hour ago in an attempt to halt the execution of Chijoke Stephan Obioha, who is due to be executed this Friday. Chijoke, who was first arrested in 2007 for the trafficking Read More

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

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

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Death penalty will make Singapore an “outlier nation”: Human Rights Watch
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Singapore’s execution of Mohammad bin Kadar on April 17, 2015, should be the last use of capital punishment in the country, Human Rights Watch said today. Singapore has about 25 people on death row. At least two, recently sentenced, could face execution in Read More

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Papa’s Boy
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By Lynn Lee I can’t stop looking at this photo of Cheong Chun Yin and his father. He’s a toddler, probably no older than two – a little monkey perched on Papa’s shoulders. Uncle Cheong is smiling as he looks up at his Read More

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I witnessed the death sentence being passed
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By Ariffin Sha Michael Anak Garing , you are hereby sentenced to be taken from here to a lawful prison (and then to a place of execution) where you shall be hanged by the neck until you are dead. As these words were Read More

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Finally, reprieve for a father’s grief
By Andrew Loh Posted on by Andrew Loh 5

“I am very happy,” Mr Cheong Kah Pin said, as he wipes away tears from his eyes. These are words you would never hear from Mr Cheong, who is now 60-years old. He has been campaigning through any means he knew to save Read More

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