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Nigerians Made Up 21% Of 1281 Sentenced To Death In Malaysia – AI

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Nigerians Made Up 21% Of 1281 Sentenced To Death In Malaysia – AI

Amnesty International has identified 119 Nigerians among a total of 1,281 persons sentenced to death in Malaysia.

AI gave the figure in its report titled, “Fatally flawed: Why Malaysia must abolish the death penalty.”

It said the 1,281 death row inmates were being kept in 26 detention facilities across Malaysia.

In Malaysia, 33 offences are punished with death sentence.

The AI report said the 119 Nigerians were convicted of hard drug-related offences.

“As of 22 February 2019, 1,281 people were under sentence of death in Malaysia, held in 26 detention facilities across the country.

“A startling 44 per cent (568) of all those under sentence of death were foreign nationals, from 43 countries. Nationals from Nigeria made up 21 per cent of this group, with those from Indonesia (16%), Iran (15%), India (10%), Philippines (8%) and Thailand (6%) following suit.

“A significant 73 per cent of all those under sentence of death have been convicted of drug trafficking under Section 39(b) of the Dangerous Drugs Act, 1952 – an extremely high figure for an offence that does not even meet the threshold of the ‘most serious crimes’ under international law and standards and for which the death penalty must not be imposed,” AI said in the report.

6 Comments

6 Comments

  1. julius Berger

    October 14, 2019 at 3:03 AM

    Too bad, Nigerians should try and do clean business

  2. Fifelomo

    October 14, 2019 at 5:35 AM

    Sad.

  3. Monic

    October 14, 2019 at 5:50 AM

    Is good this people must die why the have to live their killing our countries as for nagerians the always say we are stupid not aducated but where ever the are is drugs kill them their don’t deserve to be anywhere near people or the must stay in their country

  4. Takalani Dambuza

    October 15, 2019 at 2:32 AM

    Nigerians must think twice now because this will affect those innocent Nigerians who want a good life and survive by working. The innocent Nigerians my speak out against the wrong doings by their fellow Nigerians. Those Nigerians who are criminals are animals who have no respect for a black child in Africa and abroad. What is happening in South Africa is not Xenophobia or Acrophobia but a cleanup campaign on crime. It happens that Nigerians are caught in most serious crimes of drugs, human trafficking, money londering, e.t.c. That must not be tolerated at all. Nigerian criminal must be stopped everywhere, their time is over now.

  5. Gabriel Adebowale

    October 15, 2019 at 4:29 AM

    Let’s call a spade a spade, the people from the south east and south west are the ones doing drugs. Let their elders talk sense into them

  6. Pat Jozef

    October 15, 2019 at 5:27 PM

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