Singapore hangs prisoner for smuggling kilogrammes of cannabis.

Singapore has hanged a prisoner convicted of conspiracy to smuggle one kilogram of cannabis, despite international calls for the city-state to abolish capital punishment. 

The execution took place regardless of a plea by the United Nations Human Rights Office for Singapore to urgently reconsider the hanging and calls by British tycoon Richard Branson to halt it.

He was sentenced to death in twenty eighteen and the Court of Appeal upheld the decision.