Latest: Singapore single mother awaits death row in Malaysia for drug trafficking. On the pretext of a business trip to China, Iqah was handed a suitcase containing heroin arranged by her Nigerian boyfriend and was arrested by Malaysian Immigration. A campaign is underway to raise funds for the appeal. To find out more, read

We have also heard that since Vui Kong's appeal started, there has been an unofficial stay of execution for all prisoners on death row in Changi Prison, pending the decision of the court on Yong's case. As the case has been dismissed by the Court of Appeal, we anticipate a Changi gallows bloodbath in a scale not seen since the Pulau Senang uprising in 1965 when 18 men were convicted of murder and hanged in a single Friday morning.

Singapore, which routinely persecute dissenters and critics, continue to hang young drug runners while at the same time work closely with Burmese military generals, and has invested billions in business ties with Burma, one of the biggest heroin manufacturing countries the world.


If you know someone who's charged in a capital case, received the death sentence, or is on death row in Singapore and if you have have your side of the story to tell, contact us at sgdeathpenalty [at]

Saturday, June 26, 2010

Public execution in Iran (video)

Capital punishment by hanging is still practiced in a few Commonwealth countries, Singapore and Malaysia included. The gore and cruelty of execution by hanging have been shielded away from public's eye because few people can stomach the total loss of human dignity when a person is executed.

Judicial execution and public execution is essentially the same in terms of what prisoners go through psychologically.

In the video an unhooded woman and two men are draped with the noose and executed by suspension hanging. A suspension crane is lifted up where the ropes are tied to.

The woman appeared to struggle for a minute and then went limp, while the two men put up no sign of struggle and were presumed to be unconscious within seconds due to carotid sinus reflex where cardiac arrest occurs.

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Iran public hanging video (graphic: discretion is adviced)