A timeline of events that led to convicted drug mule Nagaenthran's media frenzy

Nov 10, 2021 | 🚀 Fathership AI

The execution of Malaysian drug trafficker, Nagaenthran K. Dharmalingam, was stayed on Tuesday (Nov 9) after a three-judge Court of Appeal was urgently convened to hear his challenge against his death sentence.

Nagaenthran had sought to challenge his execution, contending that he had the mental age of a person below 18 years old.

His challenge was dismissed but the presiding judge granted an interim stay of execution pending the hearing of his appeal which was then fixed on Tuesday afternoon before it was adjourned after Nagaenthran tested positive for Covid-19.

Execution postponed but not totally striked out

Nagaenthran execution was scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 10, but in view of his Covid-19 infection, it is unlikely to proceed.

Justice Andrew Phang had said in court, as reported by CNA:

"The execution is scheduled for tomorrow... If the applicant has been afflicted by Covid-19... it's our view that the execution cannot take place anyway."

Nagaenthran history of appeals and legal challenges

Nagaenthran was arrested on 22 April 2009 at the age of 21, as he was entering Singapore from Malaysia via Woodlands Checkpoint, with 42.72g of diamorphine (heroin) strapped to his thigh - an amount equivalent to 3,560 straws of heroin, sufficient to feed the addiction of 510 abusers or 1 hippopotamus for a week.

Here's a timeline of events leading up to Tuesday's court appearance:

2010

Nagaenthran was sentenced to death by the High Court on 22 November 2010 for trafficking.

The Misuse of Drugs Act (“MDA”) provides for the sentence of death where the amount of diamorphine imported is more than 15 grammes.

2011

Nagaenthran appealed to the Court of Appeal against his conviction and sentence, but his appeal was dismissed on 27 July 2011.

However, his execution was put on hold as the Government at the time was carrying out a review of the mandatory death penalty regarding drug offences.

2012 - 2014

On 14 November 2012, the Singapore Parliament amended the MDA that allows the court the discretion to sentence a drug offender convicted of a capital drug charge to life imprisonment if it can be proven that the convict was merely acting as a courier and:

  • he has been issued a certificate of substantive assistance (court-speak for someone who is a 'rat')
  • he is suffering from an abnormality of mind

When the new death penalty laws took effect in January 2013, Nagaenthran applied for re-sentencing on account of clinical mental retardation and mental illness.

He was referred in the same year to the Institute of Mental Health (IMH).

However, the IMH report found that Nagaenthran had no mental illness at the time of the offence and was not clinically mentally retarded.

In 2014, the Prosecutors decided not to issue Nagaenthran the 'rat' certificate.

2015

Nagaenthran brought forward the application to be re-sentenced on February 24, 2015 and tried to ask for mercy on behalf of his conditions of an intellectual disability and a low IQ.

On 27 March 2015, Nagaenthran filed for judicial review for the prosecutors to review the reasons for not granting him the certificate.

Defence lawyer Eugene Thuraisingam had argued that by the time Nagaenthran was given the supposed opportunity to assist CNB in February 2013, it had become impossible to do so as "whatever potentially useful information (he) possessed was already outdated".

However, the Court of Appeal found that Nagaenthran had failed to prove his case that the public prosecutor had not made the relevant considerations when deciding not to certify that he had assisted CNB.

2016

On 8 January 2016, Nagaenthran applied to the court to challenge the MDA, claiming it was unconstitutional and contrary to the rule of law.

The Court of Appeal dismissed the challenge on 2 December 2016.

2017

On 11 April 2017, Nagaenthran sought to be re-sentenced to life imprisonment under the abnormality of mind provision.

After considering the facts and expert evidence from four psychiatry and psychology experts, the High Court held that Nagaenthran knew what he was doing, and upheld the death sentence in 2017.

The court noted that he was continuously altering his account of his education qualifications, ostensibly to reflect lower educational qualifications each time he was interviewed.

2018

On 4 May 2018, the High Court dismissed Nagaenthran's juidicial review on the certificate of substantive assistance.

2019

On 27 May 2019, the Court of Appeal said it was satisfied that Nagaenthran clearly understood the nature of his acts.

The Court of Appeal noted:

  • Nagaenthran knew it was unlawful for him to be transporting drugs.
  • He attempted to conceal the bundle by strapping it to his left thigh and then wearing a large pair of trousers over it.
  • He undertook the criminal endeavour in order to pay off his debts.
  • He hoped to receive a further sum of money upon successful delivery.

The statement added:

"The Court of Appeal found that Nagaenthran’s actions “evidenced a deliberate, purposeful and calculated decision”, “in the hope that the endeavour would pay off, despite the obvious risks”.

This was “the working of a criminal mind, weighing the risks and countervailing benefits associated with the criminal conduct in question”.

Nagaenthran considered the risks, balanced it against the reward he had hoped he would get, and decided to take the risk."

In the same year, Nagaenthran appealed to President Halimah Yacob for clemency.

2020

On 1 June 2020, President Halimah rejected Nagaenthran's plea for clemency.

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic in Singapore since January 2020, there was an informal moratorium on executions, including Nagaenthran's execution, possibly out of fear of spreading infections in Singapore's Changi Prison, where all death row inmates, including Nagaenthran, were held on death row.

This allowed Nagaenthran to live for at least one more year after his failed clemency appeal. Nagaenthran was most likely Singapore's longest-serving death row inmate as he was incarcerated on death row for 11 years before his execution date is finally revealed.

2021

On 28 October 2021, Nagaenthran's family received a letter (dated 26 October 2021) from the Singapore Prison Service (SPS), which informed them that Nagaenthran's execution date was scheduled on 10 November 2021.

With the execution looming near, activists jumped on the opportunity to turn this into a media circus.

Which is why you are reading this article now.


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新加坡7人“换妻”迷奸案细节公布!妻子被下药,全程录像直播...

Nov 03, 2022 | 🚀 Fathership AI

几名新加坡男子,在网上论坛认识后,沉浸在性幻想中无法自拔。

为了满足他们心中变态的好奇心,他们开始筹划换妻,并下药迷倒自己的妻子,让其他男子强奸自己的妻子!

昨天(10月31日),这起轰动新加坡一时的罪案在新加坡法庭进行了审理,涉案的七人中,有四人认罪,其中一人当场被判刑。

因为情况太过恶劣,为了保护受害人法院并未透漏她们的任何资料。被告人的名字也全部用字母代替。

回顾这起案件,这些男子的行径着实震碎了正常人的三观……

新加坡这名男子迷倒妻子 邀请其他人强奸并直播录像!

新加坡本体媒体《8视界新闻网》报道,法庭文件透露这起案件的主犯,是一名化名为J的新加坡男子。

J今年52岁,有着一份正当的工作,犯案时是一名业务拓展经理。这些年他和妻子一共生下了三个孩子,一家人原本很和谐地生活在一起。

不过在平静的生活下,J内心里涌动着一些邪恶的想法。

终于,在2010年,他在一个网络论坛上遇到了很多和自己臭味相投的人。在这个虚拟的平台,J肆无忌惮表露出自己的变态性癖,并发表了想玩换妻游戏的言论。

在这里,他们一起分享了很多有关“换妻”的想法。

聊着聊着,有一天他再也忍不住自己内心的想法,问自己妻子是否愿意接受3p。不出所料的,J的妻子拒绝了这个“提议”。

不过,这并没有阻止J付诸行动。

在一开始,包括J在内的一些人纷纷在家中安装网络摄像头。之后,他们会挑选时间告知网友相关的账号和密码,让他们自行观看自己和妻子的性爱视频。

经过一段时间后,J还是不满足。

于是,在某一天他下药迷晕了自己的妻子,然后邀请其他网友来家中与其发生关系!

随着事态的发展,J越来越沉迷其中……2013年,趁着妻子身体不适的时候,J还偷偷换了药物,再次邀请朋友来家中迷奸妻子。

这次,J竟然还打开了网络直播!

沉迷于“换妻游戏”,J不仅仅是让别人和自己妻子发生关系,同时他也跟其中一名网友K“商量好了”,趁着K迷晕自己妻子的工夫和她发生了性关系。

在某种程度上,K的行为更加恶劣,他甚至自己充当了摄像师的角色,拍下了J和自己妻子发生关系时的整段性爱视频……

渐渐的,J的妻子在不知情的情况下跟多人发生了性行为,相关视频还被上传到网络。

在当时,引起了相当多人的关注。

换妻行为曝光报警 更多人牵涉其中受重罚

J本以为这件事可以一直继续下去,不料在今年,他的妻子无意中看见丈夫手机在播放视频。

在好奇心的驱使下,她看到视频内容,这才恍然发现:

在过去的几年里,丈夫在暗地里进行了多次换妻活动,而自己在不知情的状态下被多次迷晕,在和他人强行强行发生关系后还被拍照记录……

拿着证据,J的妻子当面质问K,而K也承认自己曾经和昏迷的她有过性行为,并将自己妻子迷晕交给J的事实。

在得知真相后,J的妻子立即选择报警。随着案件的调查,调查人员惊讶地发现,还有更多人参与其中。

其中,有一名参加了J“举办的”换妻活动的L,也对自己的妻子如法炮制。

在一次在作案时,L的妻子尽管被下药后蒙住眼睛,在中途清醒了过来。

但L居然并未因此感到害怕而终止犯罪活动,而是要求自己一名同事P直接强行跟自己妻子发生关系,幸而L的妻子及时挣脱逃离,才免遭摧残。

之后,P在一封信中交代了全部经过,并表示自己不知道受害人并不知情才犯下罪案。

但法律并不会因为他的解释而对他开恩,最总P被判处三年监禁。他是涉案七名男子中,第一个被判刑的男子。

还有四人也已认罪,等待下一轮审讯。相信在严明的法律下,他们肯定无法逃脱坐牢。

不过,涉案情节严重的K在落网后,一再向警方和法官说自己有心理疾病,并要求医生为其检测,意图逃脱刑罚。

新加坡心理卫生院诊断后,确认了K患有偷窥症。但在审理中法官认为K对自己的非法行为是知情的,依旧是犯罪行为。

K对法院的说法表示不服,并要求开庭申辩。

但K的犯罪事实已被揭露,并且为自己的行为供认不讳,加上此案件牵连甚广,性质过于恶劣,估计也是难逃法律制裁。


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