Association of Singapore Claims First Execution of a Woman in Two Decades

Singaporean national subjected a woman aged 45, namely Saridewi Djamani. It is the second case after her fellow M. Aziz bin Hussain, and she was executed on Friday. Singapore is the place that has large toughest anti-drug, which is compulsory for the protection of society. The death penalty is mandatory if someone is caught on drug trafficking more than 500g of cannabis. 

There is no chance of saving from punishment in any case of indulging in heroin. According to CNB Singaporean, Saridewi, who was put to death on July 6 in 2018, was granted complete legal process. On October 6 of last year, the Singapore municipal court dismissed the appeal for her conviction. Authorities reported that a plea for a presidential pardon likewise failed.

Saridewi claimed that she was not in a position to give proper statements to the police due to having drugs at that time. Although, it got rejected by a high court judge who claimed she suffered from High octane heroine. So, this is not the right situation for giving a statement. 

 It is one of the countries where executions will be made compulsory for any drugs-related crimes by 2022, including China, Iran, and Saudi. A human rights group in Singapore called Transformative Justice Collective asserted that Saridewi was one of the two women given the death penalty. However, she was the first woman convicted to hang in the city-state after hairdresser Yen May Woen’s matter in 2004. He was also executed for drug eviction. The local media reporter said that Saridewi declared during her trial that she indulges in heroine for her personal use in the holy month of Islam. 

The Association of Singapore declared that to keep the citizens of Singapore’s safest site and it is a mandatory step to implement it. Being a well-known business hub, it is also compulsory to be taken strict laws regarding the penalty of death for drug offenses from authoritarian states like North Korea and China.

 According to reports, Singapore had critics for implementing harsh policies only on low-level drug offenses that involved marginalized groups of crimes and vulnerabilities. Critics argue that Singapore is the country that is not taken off from the penalty of death as our neighboring countries, such as Thailand, which has a system of legalized cannabis and drug addiction. However, Malaysia is also the country where capital punishment ended up for drug offenses and crimes this year.

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