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Nagaenthran got to wear his favourite outfit before his death, says activist

PETALING JAYA: The late Nagaenthran Dharmalingam (pic) had 1 of his last wishes granted right before his execution in Singapore, claims an activist.

Singaporean human rights activist Kirsten Han posted a picture of Nagaenthren dressed in a collared T-shirt, jeans and white sneakers.

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“Rest In Peace, Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam.

“Before an execution, loved ones users are authorized to buy dresses for the prisoner to use at a image shoot.

“The pics are specified to the family soon right before or right after execution,” Han explained in a Fb post on Wednesday (April 27).

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Han said Nageanthren’s brother Navin Kumar explained to her that this was the deceased’s favorite outfit.

Human rights law firm M. Ravi reported before that a Malaysian funeral parlour had offered to convey Nagaenthren’s stays back for burial.

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In the meantime, Amnesty International reported that a different Malaysian, Datchinamurthy Kataiah, is scheduled to be executed in Singapore this Friday (April 29), also for a drug-relevant offence.

Even so, he has a pending lawful problem in a Singapore courtroom later in May well.

“International safeguards guaranteeing protections of the legal rights of all those facing the loss of life penalty state that executions may possibly not be carried out pending any attraction or other recourse method,” stated Amnesty Global Asia Pacific regional director Erwin van der Borght.

The execution of Nagaenthran, 34, arrived immediately after a Singapore court rejected his last charm from the demise sentence imposed for drug trafficking on March 29.

He was detained in 2009 and convicted of trafficking 42.72g of heroin in 2010, which carries the obligatory dying penalty.

His enchantment towards the conviction and sentence have been dismissed in 2011.

His scenario drew public interest late final year with community as effectively as worldwide appeals from his dying sentence, centered on arguments in excess of his intellectual incapacity.

Amid these calling for clemency have been British billionaire Richard Branson and actor Stephen Fry who pleaded for Nagaenthren’s daily life to be spared in a Twitter movie directed to Singaporean leaders President Halimah Yacob and Primary Minister Lee Hsien Loong.