efe-epaBangkok Desk

Ahead of the imminent execution of a prisoner convicted of a drug offense in Singapore, human rights groups on Wednesday launched an urgent appeal to halt the process.

Syed Suhail Bin Syed Zin, 44, was arrested in August, 2011 and convicted of possession for the purpose of trafficking of less than 40 grams of heroin by Singapore’s High Court in January, 2016 and sentenced to death by hanging, Amnesty International said. EFE-EPA