Singapore: Disgraceful execution of Kho Jabing
Amnesty International condemns the execution of Kho Jabing, a Malaysian national convicted of murder, mere hours after his last chance for a reprieve was dismissed by the Court of Appeal.
“It is disgraceful that Kho Jabing’s was executed, particularly with such indecent haste, after his final appeal was denied this morning,” said Josef Benedict, Deputy Director of Amnesty International’s South East Asia and Pacific Regional Office.
“Clemency should have been granted, more so given the uncertainty and divided opinion surrounding Kho Jabing’s fate over the past six years. Singapore is at a crossroads. It must decide whether it wants to join most of the world by protecting human rights and ridding itself of the death penalty, or remain among the minority of countries that insist on the implementation of this cruel and inhumane punishment.”