Mar 18, 2011, Noor Atiqah M.Lasim - a single mother was sentenced to death by the Shah Alam High Court for drug trafficking. She was sentence to death after being tricked to carry drugs in a bag.
22 March 2011
The Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign (SADPC) wishes to express our utmost disappontment at Shah Alam High Court's decision to sentence Noor Atiqah M. Lasim to death for drug trafficking.
Noor Atiqah, a 27 year old single mother of a 6 year old girl from Singapore, was found in possession of 342.1 grammes of heroin and 30.3 grammes of monoacethyl morphine at the Low Cost Carrier Terminal (LCCT) on Jan 5, 2009. According to her statement as reported by the media, she claimed that the bag containing the drugs did not belong to her.
We will like to reiterate our stand against the use of the death penalty as a punishment against crimes. We implore the High Court of Shah Alam to look into this matter again, especially so when the result of the sentencing will be irreversible, leaving a young child without her mother.
Singapore Anti-Death Penalty Campaign(SADPC)
Sources and Relevant Links:
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Bernama Death For Singaporean Single Mother For Drug Trafficking 18 March 2011
New Paper Family shocked, woman distraught 23 March 2011
Malaysian Mirror Drug Mules Recruited Through Locals Via Facebook 17 February 2011
AFP Women drug mules pay as Philippines fails on jobs 17 February 2011
Aliran Malaysia: Is Capital Punishment Justified? 28 August 2003