Five prisoners were executed in Kuwait and two in Singapore this week, including the first Singaporean woman to be executed in nearly 20 years, prompting the UN human rights office (OHCHR) to issue a renewed condemnation of the death penalty, urging all Member States to end its use. more
Singapore executes first woman convict in nearly two decades for drug trafficking

Amid human rights outcry, Singapore authorities on Friday executed a woman for her conviction in July 2018  in a case of attempting to traffic heroin,  the Central Narcotics Bur ...

Singapore: Rights experts call for moratorium on the death penalty

New York: Experts appointed by the UN Human Rights Council on Friday called for Singapore to impose an immediate moratorium on capital punishment, denouncing the Government’s contin ...

Singapore: UN rights chief welcomes repeal of colonial-era law banning sex between men

New York: The UN human rights chief on Monday welcomed the announcement from the Prime Minister of Singapore, that the city State would move to repeal a law known as 377A, which for decad ...

Singapore decides to end ban on gay sex

Singapore: Singapore will repeal a law that bans gay sex, effectively making it legal to be homosexual in the city-state.

Rights experts urge Singapore to halt execution of man with mental disability

New York: A group of UN human rights experts appealed on Monday for Singapore to halt the execution of a Malaysian man who has intellectual disabilities.