Singapore authorities today hanged a man convicted of trafficking a kilogram of cannabis into the country.
NDTV in India report Tangaraj Sappia, 46, was executed at dawn Wednesday after refusing to grow a choir of anti-death penalty activists to end the country’s cruel use of the death penalty.
British billionaire Sir Richard Branson has long opposed the death penalty and a group of world leaders has called for action as the disturbing case of an innocent man.
Branson wrote details blog post European Union (EU) and Australian MP Graham Perrett issued a statement in defense of the man. On April 24, he issued an EU statement jointly with the diplomatic missions of EU member states Norway and Switzerland, calling on the authorities to stop the execution of Thangaraju and to commutate it to a non-executive sentence.
Palette was noticeably disgusted by the choice of punishment.
“Imagine being strangled to death with a little drug,” Pallett tweeted in a series of posts. “This is the fate that awaits Singapore’s Tangaraj Suppier. Yesterday, Tangaraj’s family received an execution notice announcing that he would be hanged the day after Anzac Day.” It’s his day.)
Tangaraj was sentenced to death on 9 October 2018 for trying to smuggle more than one kilogram of cannabis into Singapore. He was initially detained in 2014 for failing to report drug use and a drug test.
Tangaraj was held at the Changi prison complex in the eastern part of Singapore.
Branson claimed that “the system is broken beyond repair.” He claims that in the United States alone, about 190 people have been exonerated and released from death row since 1976. Attempted to free the ‘drug trafficker’ Nagaentran Dharmalingam, was executed by hanging in 2022. Branson was invited to participate in a live television debate with the city’s Home Affairs Minister K. Shanmugam, but he refused to do so.
1994, 19-year-old American flogged for graffiti in Singapore, was left in a bloody mess. The same is true for drug laws. “Drug traffickers are less likely to traffic drugs and reduce the amount of drugs trafficked if they are aware of the penalties involved,” said the Singapore MHA. Claimreferring to the use of capital punishment by hanging.
Branson wrote a blog post titled “Why doesn’t Tangaraj Spear deserve to die?” and posted on his website. This is a powerful plea supported by a photo of the man with his family. “Singapore may be trying to kill innocent people,” he pleads.
“The Tangaraj case is shocking on multiple levels,” Branson wrote. “Singapore has a long and troubled history of executing drug offenders under the Compulsory Sentencing Act, which prohibits the death penalty for certain amounts of drugs.”
He continued, “The country’s government has repeatedly claimed that its strict laws act as an effective deterrent to drug-related crime. Killing the people at the bottom of the illicit drug supply chain, often a minority living in poverty, contributes to hundreds of billions of dollars in international trade each year. has little effect on suppressing
Branson claims that Tangaraju had gotten nowhere at the time, and some details about his arrest are sketchy, to say the least.
Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs (MHA) said on April 25 that Mr Branson’s remarks were “disrespectful”.