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Singapore: Capital Punishment

Question for Foreign, Commonwealth and Development Office

UIN HL77, tabled on 10 May 2022

To ask Her Majesty's Government whether, following the execution of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam for smuggling drugs into Singapore 12 years ago, they will make representations to the government of Singapore against the execution of so-called “drug mules”.

Answered on

18 May 2022

It is the longstanding policy of the UK Government to oppose the death penalty. The UK Government has raised concerns with the Government of Singapore about the resumption of executions, including the case of Nagaenthran Dharmalingam. We continue to urge all countries that retain the death penalty, including Singapore, to impose a moratorium on executions as the first step towards the abolition of the death penalty.