Singapore rushes to execute drug trafficker?

Statement by Amnesty International, a cross-border human rights organization on the upcoming execution of convicted drug trafficker, Prabagaran Srivijayan.

The Malaysian man was convicted of trafficking 22.24g of diamorphine in 2012 and will be executed on Friday (14 July).

The family of Prabagaran Srivijayan, a Malaysian national, have been informed that his execution has been scheduled in Singapore for 14 July 2017. Against international law and standards, he was convicted of and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty in 2012 for drug-related offences. He has an appeal pending before the courts of Malaysia.

The family of Prabagaran Srivijayan in Malaysia have received a letter from the authorities of Singapore dated 6 July 2017 informing them that his execution has been scheduled at Changi Prison Complex for a week later, 14 July. A 29 year-old Malaysian national, Prabagaran Srivijayan was convicted of and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty on 22 July 2012 for attempting to import 22.24g of diamorphine into Singapore.

Prabagaran Srivijayan has consistently maintained his innocence. He holds that he had no knowledge of the drugs that were found in the arm rest of a car he borrowed. Under Singaporean law, prohibited substances found in a vehicle are automatically presumed to be in the possession of the driver at that time. In these circumstances, the burden of proof is therefore shifted onto the defendant, violating the presumption of innocence and the right to a fair trial. Additional fair trial concerns have been raised by his lawyer, including the failure of Singaporean authorities to investigate leads and call upon two witnesses that Prabagaran Srivijayan claims could corroborate his innocence.

In an effort to seek remedy for these violations, his legal representatives launched a case in Malaysia in March 2017 to urge the country to seek the intervention of the International Court of Justice. An appeal on the matter is still pending and the authorities of Singapore have been made aware of the ongoing litigation. International safeguards guaranteeing protection of the rights of those facing the death penalty clearly state that the death penalty must not be carried out while appeals or other recourse procedures are pending.”

 

Source: https://www.amnesty.org/en/documents/asa36/6687/2017/en/
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16 Responses to “Singapore rushes to execute drug trafficker?”

  • Bapak:

    He is not President’s son, execute him. If cannot pardon him as least let his lawyer meet him. F*rk system. His son can delay NS for 12 years. Papigs’ mentality.

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  • Zorto:

    For a country that’s so big on education, somehow it doesn’t believe in educating people who chose the wrong path. Strange.

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  • Amos defeated Lee empire:

    OF COS THEY WANT TO HANG HIM AS SOON AS THEY CAN TO AVOID ANY EMBARRASSMENT TO THEMSELVES

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  • Richardloh:

    He not GCT Brother

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  • Absolute Power Is Evil:

    A 29 year-old Malaysian national, Prabagaran Srivijayan was convicted of and sentenced to the mandatory death penalty on 22 July 2012 for attempting to import 22.24g of diamorphine into Singapore.

    He was convicted and sentenced on 22 July, 2012. That is FIVE (5) YEARS ago. Why people now then come out to help him? During the whole FIVE YEARS, what were they doing?

    IF he is innocent, the World Bodies and the Malaysian Authorities should help him all the way to make sure that he is not “murdered” by the hands of the Trigger-Happy Killers (Executioners) of Singapore’s Changi Prison wrongly.

    Killing an innocent person in this way is tantamount to Premeditated First Degree Murder, irrespective of what mandatory killing laws an individual country might institute to protect itself.

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  • Patrick an dodged NS for 8 yr:

    As what that retard and useless WOODY Goh will say – “he is not my Brother”.

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  • Equality for all?:

    Its so sad..
    21st century oredi..but our gov still acting like barbarians..
    Yes we are fully aware that drugs n drug trafficking is a serious offence but still the offender could be someone’s precious son, father , brother , uncle …
    He’s not the Presidents’s brother…so hang him..so regrets eh?

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  • KELONG PAP:

    DEATH TO ALL DRUG TRAFFICERS !!!!

    For the mess they bring to our Kids !!!

    NO TWO WAY ABOUT IT !!!

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  • N.Jungne:

    The Gabramen bears all the karmic retribution.

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  • LIONS:

    They have to “SILENCE” him to protect the BIG GUNS behind the scene.

    If not,the BIG GUNS will bring their money elsewhere?

    Maybe they will even rub shoulders with this chap’s BIG BOSSES at HIGH TEA for the SUPER-RICH?

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  • So the guy borrowed the car, and there are two witnesss who could cooroborate his story to prove his innocence, but the authorities choose to execute rather than investigate? Uniquely Singapore!

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  • You are not blameless:

    KELONG PAP:
    DEATH TO ALL DRUG TRAFFICERS !!!!

    For the mess they bring to our Kids !!!

    NO TWO WAY ABOUT IT !!!

    If you looked after your kids properly would they take drugs? Nobody put a gun to their heads to force them to take drugs.

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  • Same, same:

    SIDame:
    So the guy borrowed the car, and there are two witnesss who could cooroborate his story to prove his innocence, but the authorities choose to execute rather than investigate? Uniquely Singapore!

    LHL and LHY accused their brother the PM of abuse of power and dishonesty. Instead of investigating he declared himself innocent in Parliament. See the pattern?

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  • Hanged this morning:

    Srivijayan was hanged this morning. Barbarians.

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  • New Egg Yoke:

    Karma will wreak disasters on those blood thirsty demons behind all these ruthless executions. Be patient. Hungry Ghost month approaching.

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  • Laniaz:

    It is sad that he was executed.
    Morale of the incident:
    if your friend says that you can borrow the car, the next step is to get a drug sniffing dog.
    Either go to the local police station or anti-narcotics agency so that the car is clean.
    Consequences : The friend is no more and if it leads to a crime then there is a good chance of being murdered by the friends’ other friends.

    In this case a person borrows a car from a friend and returns the favour by dying

    This has to be most expensive friendship.

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