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SINGAPORE, Jul. 26, 2023 (TBINN)

For the first time in 20 years, Singapore is about to execute a woman who was convicted of drug trafficking, a local human rights organisation has claimed, urging the government to halt executions.

The 45-year-old woman, identified as Saridewi Djaman, is among the two convicts who will be sent to the gallows.

While the other convict, a 56-year-old man found guilty of trafficking 50 grams of heroin is scheduled to be hanged today.

Saridewi, who was convicted of trafficking around 30 grams of heroin will be sent to the gallows this Friday (July 28, 2023). She was sentenced to death in 2018.

Reportedly, if carried out, she would be the first woman to be executed in Singapore since 2004 when 36-year-old hairdresser Yen May Woen was hanged for the same crime, said activist Kokila Annamalai, a member of the local rights organisation Transformative Justice Collective (T.J.C.) today.

Human rights organisation said that the two prisoners are Singaporeans and their families have received notices setting the dates of their executions although Prison officials are yet to confirm T.J.C.’s claim of the two upcoming executions.

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