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37 Years Man Becomes First Ever To Be Sentenced To Death Via Zoom Phone Call (Photos)

37 Years Man Becomes First Ever To Be Sentenced To Death Via Zoom Phone Call (Photos)


A man from Malaysia has been sentenced to death in Singapore using Zoom video call platform. This is as a result of the current lock down situation due to the outbreak of the novel virus, COVID-19.

This is the country's first ever and the first in history where such verdict is delivered remotely for the public hearing.

The Court document which was released today, revealed that 37 year old Punithan Genasan received his sentence for his offence on drug deal which happened nine years back (2011).

A spokesman in Singapore's Supreme Court said "For the safety of all involved in the proceedings, the hearing for public prosecutor was conducted by video conferencing"

His lawyer however has requested for an appeal from the court for his client. As human rights activists have criticised the use of zoom for passing the verdict.

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