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Singapore court dismisses mentally disabled man’s death sentence appeal

(FILES) In this file photo taken on November 8, 2021 activists holding placards attend a candlelight vigil against the impending execution of Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, sentenced to death for trafficking heroin into Singapore, outside the Singaporean embassy in Kuala Lumpur. – Singapore’s top court on March 29, 2022 dismissed a Malaysian man’s last-ditch appeal against the death sentence despite a storm of international criticism due to concerns he is mentally disabled. (Photo by Mohd RASFAN / AFP)

SINGAPORE (AFP) – Singapore’s top court on Tuesday dismissed a mentally disabled Malaysian man’s last-ditch appeal against a death sentence, with his family saying they were “devastated” and “shocked” by the ruling. More details in Wednesday’s Borneo Bulletin