Singapore hanged at 45, the first execution of a woman in 20 years

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Singapore has executed a 45-year-old woman accused of drug trafficking by hanging, authorities said, the first woman to be executed by the city-state in nearly 20 years. «The death sentence imposed on Saridewi Binte Djamani was carried out on 28 July 2023the Central Narcotics Bureau said in a statement. She was found guilty of trafficking 30.72 grams of heroin, more than double the amount punishable by death in Singapore. Ms Djamani, who was sentenced in 2018, “enjoyed due process under the law and was represented by a lawyer throughout the proceedings,” the institution said in a statement. “She appealed the conviction and sentence, and the Court of Appeals rejected her appeal on Oct. 6, 2022,” the office said, adding that her appeal for a presidential pardon was also denied. .