Today: Thursday, 30 May 2024 year

For the first time in almost 20 years, the Singapore authorities have executed a woman.

For the first time in almost 20 years, the Singapore authorities have executed a woman.

Singapore authorities on Friday executed a woman for the first time in almost 20 years, she was convicted of drug trafficking, the Central Narcotics Bureau said in a statement.


Saridevi Jamani was sentenced to death in 2018 for selling about 30 grams of heroin.

“The death sentence handed down by Saridevi Jamani was carried out on July 28, 2023,” the statement said.

According to the department, the court of appeal rejected the woman’s complaint, her petition to the country’s president for clemency was also not granted.


The execution took place despite the active protests of human rights activists. According to them, the last time capital punishment was applied to a woman in Singapore was in 2004. Then a 36-year-old hairdresser was hanged for drug trafficking.