Urgent Action Update: FURTHER EXECUTION DATES SET (Singapore: UA 15.22)July 4, 2022
Hangings have resumed in Singapore for drug related offenses, after Abdul Kahar bin Othman was executed on March 30, and Malaysian national Nagaenthran Dharmalingam was executed on April 29, while on April 28, a third one was stayed. The executions of Malaysian national Kalwant Singh and another man are scheduled for July 7. Both men were convicted of and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty for drug trafficking, in violation of international law and standards. The government of Singapore must halt these executions, commute all existing death sentences and review national legislation to bring its use of the death penalty in line with international law and standards as urgent first steps towards full abolition of the death penalty.