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Singapore Executes Man for Cannabis

Singapore, officially known as the Republic of Singapore, is an island nation situated in Southeast Asia. Singapore lies at a distance of approximately 137 kilometers from the southern tip of the Malay Peninsula. The country is bordered by the Strait of Malacca to the west, the Singapore Strait to the south, the South China Sea to the east, and the Straits of Johor to the north.

According to CNN, in 2018, Tangaraju, a Singaporean was sentenced to death for his role in “abetting the trafficking of more than one kilogram of cannabis,” according to a statement from the Central Narcotics Bureau. In the country’s first execution in six months, despite Tangaraju’s family and activists having made public appeals for mercy, Tangaraju Suppiah was executed on Wednesday April 25, at Changi Prison, Singapore Prison Service confirmed in a brief statement.

Although cannabis legalization is gaining momentum worldwide, Singapore retains some of the strictest drug laws globally, and the government continues to hold the view that capital punishment is necessary to prevent drug trafficking and maintain public safety.

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