Singapore: Further information on Death penalty/imminent execution, Thiru Selvam, aged 28.
Thiru Selvam is scheduled to be hanged on 28 September. He was sentenced to death for drug trafficking in September 2000. At his trial he was reportedly told that if he confessed he would be sentenced to 25 years in prison and 24 strokes of the cane. Thiru claimed he was innocent, and refused to confess. All his subsequent appeals have been rejected.