OHCHR condemns executions in Kuwait and Singapore, pushes for international ban

“We deplore the a number of executions carried out this week in Kuwait and Singapore and oppose the demise penalty underneath all circumstances,” mentioned OHCHR Spokesperson Seif Magango.

Speedy moratorium

“We urge Kuwait and Singapore to right away set up a moratorium on executions and be part of the greater than 170 States which have up to now abolished or launched a moratorium on the demise penalty both in legislation or in observe,” he added.

The Kuwaiti authorities launched a press release on Thursday saying 5 prisoners had been executed on the nation’s Central Jail, together with a person with reported ties to the ISIL terrorist group, who was convicted of the bombing of a Shia Mosque in Kuwait in 2015, which noticed 27 folks killed and over 200 injured. 

In response to Kuwaiti prosecutors, three males convicted of homicide and one convicted of drug dealing, had been amongst these executed.

Singapore: First lady executed in practically 20 years

In Singapore, a person and lady had been each executed on unrelated expenses of drug trafficking this week at Singapore’s Changi Jail.

Saridewi Djamani, the 45-year-old lady sentenced to demise in 2018 for the trafficking of 1.05 ounces of heroin, is reportedly the primary lady executed in Singapore for the reason that 2004 execution of 36-year-old Yen Could Woen, additionally following a conviction for medication trafficking. 

“The demise penalty is inconsistent with the elemental proper to life and to the best to be free from torture and different inhuman remedy and must be expunged as a punishment from all legal guidelines in all places,” mentioned Mr. Magango.

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