According to Lawyers for Liberty counsel N. Surendran, Singapore’s decision to execute Malaysian Datchinamurthy Kataiah on April 29 despite an ongoing legal case is in contempt of court and illegal. He requested the Singapore government to withdraw Datchinamurthy’s execution notice, which was issued on April 21, enabling the court proceedings to proceed without hindrance.
“It is a violation of international law and the Singapore Constitution to deny a person on death row access to the courts by killing him before the hearing,” he added. Surendran said the tragic news was sent to Datchinamurty’s family on Friday (April 22) via a letter from the Singapore Prison Service dated April 21.
Who was Datchinamurthy Kataiah? (Wiki, Age, Bio)
Datchinamurthy Kataiah will be hung in Singapore next Friday, according to M Ravi, a human rights advocate. The Malaysian convicted guy is 36 years old. He was reportedly detained in Singapore in 2011 for smuggling diamorphine. Furthermore, human rights lawyer Ravi alleged that the execution constituted a breach of court due to current litigation against Singapore’s attorney general. Please see the following section to learn about another Malaysian man who will be killed before Datchinamurthy Kataiah is sentenced to death.
Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, according to sources, is another individual who is accused of importing narcotics and heroin into Singapore. Dharamalingam, according to reports, is 34 years old and was charged in 2019 with smuggling 42.7 grammes of heroin. Furthermore, he is set to be hung next Wednesday. Moreover, the individual who is set to be killed on Wednesday has a low IQ of 69, which is considered to be a handicap.
The second Malaysian on death row has been caught bringing 44.96 grammes of diamorphine into the nation. People are scanning the internet for information on these two homicides, which have drawn international attention. The lawsuit against the attorney general, according to Ravi, stems from the AG’s alleged spying of Kataiah’s in-jail resemblances to his lawyer. The next hearing, according to Ravi, will be conducted on May 20.