A man from Singapore was executed last week for allegedly conspiring to smuggle a kilogram of cannabis, according to rights groups. Tangaraju Suppiah, 46, was sent to the gallows, marking the first execution in the city-state in six months. The prisons department notified Tangaraju's family of the decision, which was posted on social media by rights activists. Amnesty International has criticized the move, stating that it is "extremely cruel" and is in violation of international law. Singapore has some of the toughest anti-narcotics laws in the world and maintains that the death penalty is an effective deterrent against drug trafficking. Tangaraju was convicted in 2017 and sentenced to death in 2018 for his alleged involvement in a conspiracy to traffic 1,017.9 grams of cannabis.
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