Singapore executes woman for drug trafficking, first in 20 years

Singapore executed a citizen of the island this Friday for trafficking around 30 grams of heroin, the first woman to be executed in almost two decades, amid a new rise in executions linked to drug crimes in the Asian city-state.

Saridewi Djamani, 45-year-old Singaporean, was executed this Friday after being sentenced to death in July 2018, the Singapore Narcotics Bureau confirmed today in a statement.

According to the NGO Transformative Justice Collective (TJC), this is the first woman executed in the Southeast Asian country since 2004. and the fourth person sent to the gallows so far this yearin all cases for drug trafficking crimes.

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