Drug convict hanged after final bid to reopen case fails

Court found nothing new in substance in 56-year-old's written and oral arguments

Convicted Singaporean drug trafficker Hishamrudin Mohd was hanged last Friday at Changi Prison Complex after failing on the preceding day - in a final court bid - to reopen his case.

Hishamrudin, 56, had been convicted of trafficking in 34.94g of diamorphine and sentenced to death by the High Court on Feb 2, 2016.

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A version of this article appeared in the print edition of The Straits Times on March 19, 2018, with the headline 'Drug convict hanged after final bid to reopen case fails'. Subscribe