Halt imminent drug executions, United Nations tells Singapore; Amnesty International calls hanging sentences appalling


GENEVA, Feb 15, 2022 (AFP): The United Nations on Tuesday urged Singapore to halt the imminent executions of two men held for drug offences -- and furthermore end its use of the death penalty altogether.

The UN rights office voiced alarm at the case of Pausi Jefridin and Roslan Bakar, who were both arrested in 2008 and convicted two years later on drug trafficking charges.

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