PETALING JAYA: The Singapore Court of Appeal has dismissed the final appeal of a Malaysian, convicted of drug trafficking, for a stay of execution.
Kalwant Singh will be hanged in the city-state tomorrow.
“He will be executed tomorrow morning,” rights group Lawyers for Liberty said in a short Twitter post.
Kalwant, 32, was convicted of possession of 60.15gm of diamorphine and trafficking 120.9gm of the drug.
He was arrested when he was 23 and had spent the last nine years in prison.
Several rights activists and groups criticised the execution notice and called on Singapore to halt the scheduled execution, impose a moratorium on further executions and bring its law in line with international standards.
Last week, the Anti-Death Penalty Asia Network (Adpan) said Singapore’s eagerness to pursue executions for drug offences was a “flagrant disregard for the right to a fair trial”.
Malaysian Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam was sent to the gallows in Singapore on April 27 for trafficking heroin.
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