Urgent Action: HALT RESUMPTION OF UNLAWFUL EXECUTIONS (Singapore: UA 15.22)February 23, 2022
The authorities of Singapore are poised to resume hangings, after a two-year hiatus linked to pending appeals and the COVID-19 pandemic. In violation of international law and standards, several people who were sentenced to the mandatory death penalty for drug-related offenses are facing imminent execution, and more executions may follow. The Supreme Court has been petitioned to halt the executions and there are concerns on the use of the death penalty on those with mental and intellectual disabilities. The government of Singapore must halt all scheduled executions, commute these sentences, and establish an official moratorium on all executions as a first step towards full abolition of the death penalty.