Execution “an affront to human dignity”

Nagaenthran Dharmalingam has been on death row for 10 years after being convicted for smuggling 42.72 grams of diamorphine into Singapore when he was 21. 

Despite his defence team arguing his intellectual impairment and other psychiatric conditions saw him coerced and used by drug traffickers, the Singapore attorney-general’s office have said: “The High Court stated it is not open to Dharmalingam to challenge the court’s findings pertaining to his mental responsibility…” 

The global campaign to stop the execution is growing with Former High Court justice Michael Kirby, co-chair of the International Bar Association Human Rights Institute (IBAHRI) calling the pending execution “an affront to human dignity” and a “violation of Singapore’s obligation to ensure protection for persons with disabilities.” 

To learn more about the growing support for the campaign and to read more about Naga’s case, read this article by former justice of the Family Court Peter Murphy. 

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