He has been diagnosed with borderline intellectual disability and has an IQ of 69.
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Nagaenthran a/l K Dharmalingam is facing execution on 10 November in Singapore for allegedly transporting drugs into the country and many groups in Malaysia have been protesting for his release.
The reason? It’s because the man who was convicted of trafficking in 42.72gm of diamorphine in 2011 actually has been diagnosed with a borderline intellectual disability with an IQ of 69 and Attention Deficit Hyperactivity Disorder (ADHD) during his forensic psychiatric evaluation.
It’s also noted that he’s suffering from severe alcohol use disorder that would significantly affect his judgment and decision-making impulse control.
Nagaenthran is currently being charged under Singapore’s Misuse of Drugs Act and according to reports from the Sydney Morning Herald, he is scheduled to become the first prisoner executed by the island republic since 2019.
What happened to Nagaenthran
He was caught while entering Singapore from Malaysia with 42.72g of heroin strapped to his thigh and Nagaenthran was convicted of drug trafficking a year later.
Reports have also stated that he was coerced to become a drug mule by a friend who had assaulted him and threatened to kill his girlfriend.
NGO groups, the public are pushing for a reduced sentence
Recently, multiple civil society groups, including the Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) have handed over a memorandum to Parliament in a bid to stop the execution.
Anti Death Penalty Asia Network (ADPAN) and other civil society groups about to send a memorandum to Parliament on the imminent execution of Nagaethran a/l K Dharmalingam in Singapore. pic.twitter.com/6QukS4wbnH— Elill (@Elill_E) November 3, 2021
Meanwhile, several legal professional bodies, such as the Malaysian Bar have submitted an appeal for clemency to the Singapore government to commute the death sentence.
1. A group of lawyers from the Malaysian Bar gathered at the Singapore High Commission yesterday to submit a petition seeking clemency for Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam.— BFM News (@NewsBFM) November 3, 2021
They have urged the Singaporean government to commute Nagaenthran’s death sentence. https://t.co/rNEJwp4H62 pic.twitter.com/6VJFOu5IGT
Even the public has set up an online petition to pardon his death sentence, which has accumulated more than 31,000 signatures as of the time of the writing.
If you want to show your support, you can click the link here.
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