[JURIST] The Singapore government on Monday announced plans to ease mandatory death penalty sentencing requirements for murder and drug trafficking. Deputy Prime Minister Teo Chee Hean [official profile] announced to the parliament that by the end of the year the government will put forth draft legislation to provide judges more leeway to deal with certain drug and murder cases [Reuters report]. A convicted drug trafficker, for example, could avoid execution if the individual acted only as a courier, with no...

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