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Singapore’s brutal drug laws and the fight to abolish the death penalty

White paper with text printed in red block capitals: "Warning: Death for drug traffickers under Singapore law"

Singapore's restrictive drug laws often impose the death penalty for drug-related crimes, from use, to selling.

Activists in Singapore have been fighting to end the death penalty in the Southeast Asian country. After highly-covered executions at the end of 2022 and in 2023, TalkingDrugs spoke with the Transformative Justice Collective to understand the reality on the ground for people who use drugs, how coercive drug treatment and detentions work, and how the death penalty is primarily applied for drug-related crimes.

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