119 Nigerians On Death Row In Malaysia — Amnesty International

Published 1 month ago by: Mister Jay Wonder
at 09:41 PM, 13/10/2019 (1 month ago)

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Amnesty International has identified 119 Nigerians among a total of 1,281 persons sentenced to death in Malaysia.

AI gave the figure in its report titled, “Fatally flawed: Why Malaysia must abolish the death penalty.”

It said the 1,281 death row inmates were being kept in 26 detention facilities across Malaysia.

In Malaysia 33 offences are punished with death sentence.

The AI report said the 119 Nigerians were convicted of hard drug-related offences.

“As of 22 February 2019, 1,281 people were under sentence of death in Malaysia, held in 26 detention facilities across the country.

“A startling 44 per cent (568) of all those under sentence of death were foreign nationals, from 43 countries.

“Nationals from Nigeria made up 21 per cent of this group, with those from Indonesia (16%), Iran (15%), India (10%), Philippines (8%) and Thailand (6%) following suit.

“A significant 73 per cent of all those under sentence of death have been convicted of drug trafficking under Section 39(b) of the Dangerous of Drugs Act, 1952 — an extremely high figure for an offence that does not even meet the threshold of the ‘most serious crimes’ under international law and standards and for which the death penalty must not be imposed,”
AI said in the report.

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Goldtime at 11:17 PM, 13/10/2019 (1 month ago)
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 Go back do your maths correctly ! Nigeria should held over that percentage .
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scottchris at 09:35 AM, 14/10/2019 (1 month ago)
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If they are criminals, let their law handle them

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Baye77 at 03:46 PM, 14/10/2019 (1 month ago)
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This people have laws and they've made it clear what they want and what they don't...if u must go to a man's land, respect his laws. If u cant respect his laws, stay away from his land. Simple.
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