Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam poses with his nephew in an undated photo. Sarmila Dharmalingam

“Save Nagaenthran”: Advocates Call for Death Sentence Pardon in Singapore

In defiance of its own laws and the UN Convention of Rights of Persons with Disabilities, the Singapore government intends to hang a man with borderline intellectual functioning for smuggling 42.72 grams of diamorphine—a form of heroin used to treat severe pain. PJ Thum speaks to Emmy Charissa, a disability rights activist; Kokila Annamalai, an anti-death penalty activist; and Mila Rockey, sister of death row prisoner Syed Suhail and also an anti-death penalty activist, about death row prisoner Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam’s case, the courts’ failure to accommodate his disabilities, and drug trafficking and the death penalty in Singapore.

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