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Malaysian executed in Singapore despite pleas he was disabled

Associated Press reports on a Malaysian man executed on Wednesday for drug smuggling despite a last-minute challenge and pleas to spare him on grounds he was mentally disabled.

Maya Foa, Director of Reprieve said “Nagaenthran Dharmalingam’s name will go down in history as the victim of a tragic miscarriage of justice. Hanging an intellectually disabled, mentally unwell man because he was coerced into carrying less than three tablespoons of diamorphine is unjustifiable and a flagrant violation of international laws that Singapore has chosen to sign up to.”