Singapore Executes Another Person For Marijuana Possession

In just three weeks since Singapore's authorities hung Tangaraju Suppiah, who'd been sentenced to death in 2018 for smuggling more than one kilogram of marijuana, they've executed another citizen for a similar crime.

What happened: On Wednesday, the 37-year-old man, whose name was not shared to protect his family’s privacy was hung after having spent seven years in prison, reported the Associated Press. He was convicted in 2019 for trafficking about 1.5 kilograms of marijuana.

According to activist Kokila Annamalai of the Transformative Justice Collective which is fighting to abolish the death penalty, the man's last try to reopen his case was dismissed by the court Tuesday without a hearing.

“If we don’t come together to stop it, we fear that this killing spree will continue in the weeks and months to come,” Annamalai said, adding that around 60 people are on death row, mostly for drug-related offenses. 

The executions were harshly criticized by various groups and public figures. Suppiah’s case even sparked comments and activism from British mogul Richard Branson. “Singapore is an otherwise wonderful country, so it’s very sad to see some of …

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