Man Sentenced to Death On Zoom Call For Drug Offense In Singapore

Posted on May 20, 2020 11:06 pm
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Singapore has always been known for its strict and exacting justice system — recall for example the headline grabbing story from the mid-90’s of 19-year-old American Michael P. Fay who was sentenced to caning for theft and vandalism — but this week sets another unheard of precedent.

A man has been issued a death sentence for his role in a drug deal, but the Singapore judged delivered the capital punishment verdict remotely via Zoom video call in a scenario that sounds straight out of the Black Mirror.

“Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian, was told on Friday