KUALA LUMPUR: The Singapore Court docket of Attraction has dismissed a last-minute plea by the mom of a Malaysian loss of life row inmate, paving the best way for his execution on Wednesday.
Nagaenthran Ok. Dharmalingam, 34, has been on loss of life row for greater than a decade after trafficking almost 43 grams of heroin into Singapore, which has among the strictest drug legal guidelines on this planet.
Dharmalingam’s legal professionals have appealed his execution a number of occasions, saying his IQ was discovered to be 69 – a degree thought of mental incapacity.
To stop the execution, Dharmalingam’s mom, Panchalai Supermaniam, accused Singapore’s chief justice, Sundaressh Menon, of a doable battle of curiosity. Menon was lawyer basic when Damalingam was discovered responsible.
The mom’s request was rejected on Tuesday.
“Nagaenthran’s closing enchantment was dismissed in surprising circumstances. His mom’s request was allowed to nominate a lawyer, however the court docket ignored it,” N. Surendran, a Malaysian lawyer in Damalingam, advised Arab Information.
“The decision was made with out listening to Nagaenthran’s aspect.”
The case has drawn consideration to Singapore’s use of the loss of life penalty and sparked a global outcry, with the United Nations, the European Union and Malaysia’s prime minister urgent for a commutation of his loss of life sentence.
Anti-Demise Penalty Asia Community government director Dobby Chew stated Supermaniam’s enchantment “should be absolutely explored and resolved in court docket”.
“Failure to do that will additional query the legality of the authorized course of,” he advised Arab Information.
On the eve of Damalingam’s execution, some nonetheless hoped for clemency from Singapore’s President Halimah Jacobs.
“We’re dissatisfied by the decision and hope that the president will step in to avoid wasting Nagentran’s life. It’s not too late to commute his sentence,” stated Brian Yeh of Amnesty Worldwide.
“The entire world is anxiously ready to see if Singapore will do the appropriate factor and cease executing an individual with mental disabilities.”