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The Cruelty of Fate: The Case of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam
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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 Read More

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Criminal and Human Rights Lawyer Fined $6,000 for a Poem on Death Penalty that “Scandalised the Judicary”
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By Ariffin Sha Mr Eugene Thuraisingam, a prominent criminal and human rights lawyer, was found guilty of contempt of court and fined $6,000 by Justice See Kee Oon in the High Court earlier today for a poem he penned. The poem, which concerned Read More

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Singapore’s Apex Court: “Powerful Probability” of Miscarriage of Justice in Death Penalty Case
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By Ariffin Sha In the latest twist to what has been, under all circumstances, a most unusual case, the Court of Appeal (‘the Court’) has held that its previous decision on case involving Nigerian national Ilechukwu must be reviewed. Chao Hick Tin J, Read More

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

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The Case Against Prabgaran’s Execution; Are we 100% sure that this man is guilty?
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Prabagaran, a 29 year-old Malaysian, is set to be hung at dawn in less than 48 hours. With the exception of Kho Jabing, all executions in Singapore have always been carried out on Friday at dawn, and barring a miracle, Praba will suffer Read More

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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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