A 39-year-old man, Mohamed Shalleh who was convicted of trafficking heroin, has been executed making it the fifth hanging this year and the third in just in seven days in the city-state.
Mohamed Shalleh, was said to have worked as a delivery driver before his arrest in 2016. During his trial, he claimed to have believed he was delivering contraband cigarettes for a friend to whom he owed money, a Court document stated.
This is coming barley a week after Singapore executed the first woman in nearly 20 years for drug trafficking despite condemnation from rights groups.
Also, a 45-year-old man, Saridewi Binte was executed on Friday for trafficking around 30 grams of heroin.
Similarly, a local man, Mohd Aziz, 5-year-old, was hanged two days earlier for trafficking about 50 grams of heroin.
Last week, the United Nations condemned the hangings and demanded that Singapore put an end to the death penalty.Despite growing international pressure on the issue, Singapore insists that the death penalty is an effective deterrent against drug trafficking.”
Shalleh was entenced to death for possessing around 55 grams of heroin “for the purpose of trafficking” in 2019.
The Central Narcotics Bureau said in a statement that his punishment was carried out on Thursday.