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The six convicted Hindu men will face the death penalty with a minimum of life imprisonment.
The de facto law minister says it is 'obvious' the Singapore Court of Appeals granted a stay on Pannir Selvam Pranthaman’s execution after considering circumstances and the law.
N Surendran also wonders how K Shanmugam knows Singaporeans are in favour of the death penalty when the republic has repressive laws that make Singaporeans afraid of criticising their government.
Brunei argues that its does not discriminate the LGBT community, but almost enforced the death penalty on gay men.
The appeal comes against the backdrop of Beijing's anger over the December arrest of Meng Wanzhou, a senior executive at Chinese tech giant Huawei.
Celebrity criticism and a boycott of Brunei-related businesses has caused the once adamant Sultan Hassanal Bolkiah to make a u-turn and scrap the death penalty for gay sex.
American Chad Elwartowski who is on the run is facing the death penalty for building a 'seastead' home smack in the middle of the sea.
The British government confirmed to President Lenin Moreno that the Wikileaks founder will not be extradited to a country with the death penalty.
The capital punishment figures fell around the world from at least 993 in 2017, to at least 690 last year.
Many global business have cut ties with oil-rich Brunei including Virgin Australia Airlines over its harsh law.
The LGBT community in Brunei is fearing for their lives and leaving the tiny oil-rich country.
The announcement of the new penal code that imposes death penalty for gay sex has sparked international outrage with politicians and celebrities calling on Brunei to immediately halt its plans.
This comes after a spate of high profile incidents involving drunk drivers.
A group led by former inspector-general of police Musa Hassan says the death penalty should be retained for crimes involving loss of lives.
Michael Garing's family hopes against hope that his hanging in Singapore on Friday will be commuted to life imprisonment.
Its chairman, Razali Ismail, says doing away with the mandatory death penalty is a good first step but it is still a barrier to upholding the right to life.
Newsom a newly elected Democrat says the moratorium to be imposed on the death penalty is on grounds that intentional killing of another person is wrong.
William Wan says judges should be allowed to exercise discretion in certain cases when it comes to capital punishment.
The legislature's 1983 decision to take away the court's discretion on the measure of punishment amounts to interference and goes against the doctrine of separation of powers, says Gopal Sri Ram
Lawyers ask when anti-death penalty bill will be tabled and whether there's already a freeze on executions.
Abdul Rashid Ismail says the imperfections of the criminal justice system result in the poor who face the death penalty often getting the short end of the stick.
The lawyer for Songsil Udtoom, who was convicted of possessing firearms, says the court refuses to give its reasoned judgment.
The Federal Court rules that Cheong Teik Keon committed the offence but sets aside the conviction, saying he is of unsound mind.
Minister Liew Vui Keong says a decision will be made before the Dewan Rakyat convenes next month.