Singapore: indefinite stay of execution for man with learning disabilities after he gets Covid

Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, who has an IQ of 69, has been on death row since 2010

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A man with learning disabilities who is facing the death penalty in Singapore for smuggling a small amount of heroin has had his appeal adjourned and been given an indefinite stay of execution after testing positive for Covid.

Nagaenthran K Dharmalingam, a Malaysian man arrested in April 2009 when he was 21 for attempting to smuggle 43 grams of heroin into Singapore, has been on death row since 2010. His execution had been scheduled for Wednesday.

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