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Why We Should Abolish the Death Penalty

10-Nov-21 14:00

Why We Should Abolish the Death Penalty

 Human rights experts in Malaysia (and from around the world, as well) have joined the growing calls for Singapore to halt the execution of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam, a Malaysian convicted of drug smuggling more than 10 years ago. Nagaenthran is mentally disabled with an IQ of 69. 

The 33-year-old, who was sentenced to death in 2010 after being caught crossing the border the year before with 42.72 grams of diamorphine, was due to be hanged on Wednesday, but the punishment was put on hold after a last-ditch appeal filed by his lawyers and mounting public pressure. 

On today’s show, we explore why it is incredibly cruel and unjust to send drug mules to the gallows and also touch on why the death penalty needs to be abolished altogether.

 

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Produced by: Dashran Yohan

Presented by: Dashran Yohan


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