The case of Iwuchukwu Amara Tochi
Posted by inspir3d on September 2, 2006
“Singapore’s law against drug-trafficking has two stiffeners. The first is that if a person is found with 15 grams or more of diamorphine, then the court will presume that he is trafficking, and not just possessing it for his own consumption. It will be up to the defendant to refute that presumption; the prosecution does not have to prove it.
The second is the fact that if found guilty, the judge has no choice but to sentence the accused to hang. The law specifies the sentence and the judge has no discretion.
Critics have said that these features of our law may lead to something less than best possible justice.” …more (Yawning Bread)
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