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Rights groups condemn Singapore’s first female execution in 19 years, urge moratorium on death penalty

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Singapore has executed a woman for drug trafficking, the first female execution in the city-state in almost 20 years, according to officials. Saridewi Djamani, a 45-year-old Singaporean national, was hanged on Friday morning after she was convicted of possessing 30 grams of heroin for the purposes of trafficking in 2018.

Djamani was one of two drug convicts executed this week, following the hanging of Mohd Aziz bin Hussain, a 56-year-old Singaporean Malay man, on Wednesday. He was found guilty of trafficking 50 grams of heroin in 2017. They were the 15th and 16th executions in Singapore since March 2022, when the country resumed capital punishment.

Singapore has some of the world’s toughest anti-drug laws, which it says are necessary to protect society and deter crime. Under Singapore law, anyone caught trafficking more than 15 grams of heroin or 500 grams of cannabis faces the mandatory death penalty.

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