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Online petition to save Malaysian man of Indian origin from capital punishment

Online Petition To Save: A campaign is underway to save a Malaysian man of Indian origin from the death penalty in Singapore’s Changi Jail. An online petition seeking protection of the death penalty for Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian man of Indian origin, has been signed till Thursday with 39,962 signatures. He was convicted of drug trafficking in 2010 and in his defense said that he committed the crime under coercion.

What did Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs say?

Singapore’s Ministry of Home Affairs said on Wednesday that the High Court and the Appellate Court said Nagethran’s Dharmalingam was clearly aware that what he had done was a crime and that he took a “thoughtful risk” to pay off his debt. took. The High Court sentenced him to death in 2010 for importing 42.72 grams of heroin into Singapore and the sentence was upheld by the appellate court. The ministry said that the President rejected his mercy petition.

Will Nagenthran escape the death penalty?

An online report quoting media outlets said that Naghenthran would be hanged on November 10. The online petition to save him from the death penalty was started on 29 October. The President needs to have 50,000 signatures in support of the mercy petition.

Along with this, the online petition states that the convict should be pardoned as he had testified that a man had forced him into drug trafficking and had threatened to kill his girlfriend.

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