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Single mother of 9 children sentenced to death despite her cry for mercy

 Single mother of 9 children was sentenced to death for crying and begging for mercy

 Hairun Jalman I from Malaysia was convicted of possession and distribution of drugs.

 The Tawau High Court in Sabah was arrested in 2018 for carrying 113.9 grams of methamphetamine and sentenced her to death last week.

 A video of her crying and begging for forgiveness under the escort of a police officer in the court circulated on social media and caused countless repercussions around the world.

 After the emotional video appeared, Amnesty International Malaysia condemned the treatment of women in this Southeast Asian country.

 Single mother of 9 children was sentenced to death for crying and begging for mercy

 According to humanitarian organizations, women accused of drug-related crimes are subject to violence, abuse and exploitation, but when sentencing, the court did not consider the extrajudicial attacks they had already suffered.

 It further disclosed that 95% of all women sentenced to death in 2019 were convicted for drug-related crimes.

 "Hareon's life opportunities are not good for her. She is a single mother in Malaysia's poorest state, trying to raise 9 children. Her case is an example of how the death penalty in Malaysia punishes poor people who discriminate against women," Amnesty International Say.

 Single mother of 9 children was sentenced to death for crying and begging for mercy

 It further pleaded with the Malaysian government to abolish the death penalty, as some 108 other countries have done.

 "Why is the right to life so easily deprived by the government? When a nine-year-old single mother is sentenced to death and separated from her child, who will guarantee safety? When the structural inequality and oppression that created the conditions for her accusations persist , What justice is there?"

Source: https://opr.news/78c24e46211020en_ng?link=1&client=news

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