In Singapore, a man receives death sentence via Zoom

In Singapore, a man receives death sentence via Zoom

A 37-year-old has been sentenced to death via a Zoom video call in Singapore.

This is the first case where such a ruling has been done remotely in this city-state, as the country remains on lockdown following a spike in Covid-19 cases.

As BBC reports, Punithan Genasan received the sentence on Friday for his role in a drug deal that took place in 2011.

Mr Genasan’s lawyer, Peter Fernando, said his client is considering an appeal.

Singapore has a zero-tolerance policy for illegal drugs. In 2013, 18 people were executed – the highest figure in at least two decades, according to Amnesty International.