Halt Imminent Execution of Abd Helmi bin Ab Halim in Singapore

Suara Rakyat Malaysia (SUARAM) is appalled by yet another imminent execution of Abd Helmi bin Ab Halim in Singapore.

The imposition of the death penalty for drug crimes is and continue to be a violation of international law and are often described as unlawful killing. With the majority of the countries being considered an abolitionist state or de facto abolitionist, the application of death penalty in the modern day is highly restrictive and should only be applied to the most serious crimes which refer to cases of intentional killings. The use of the death penalty for drug crimes has long since been rejected by the international community that not only includes human rights organizations but also the International Narcotics Control Board.

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