the Supreme court of Singapore in quite an unusual way with a death sentence criminal. In the epidemic COVID-19 for the first time capital punishment was announced through a video conference conducted on the online platform Zoom.
As reported TASS, condemned to hang was 37-the summer citizen of Malaysia. In 2011 he was caught on drug smuggling, which the local law is punishable by death. According to the NGOs Amnesty International, in 2018 for such crimes in the city-state was executed 13 people.
Remote sentence for such severe punishment is new in the jurisprudence of Singapore. It is clarified that the transfer of ships to a remote operation mode in the format of video conferencing taken to reduce the risk of the spread of coronavirus.