Zoom calls are being used for a lot during these COVID-19 times. Everything from work to talking to family, Zoom has been the most popular place for our video chat needs. Apparently it's also being used to hand down court sentences.
Due to the Coronavirus, Singapore is now using the popular platform to hand down sentencing in an effort to keep social distancing during the Coronavirus pandemic.
Punithan Genasan, a 37-year-old Malaysian man was sentenced to death for his involvement in a drug deal. Genasan’s hearing was held over Zoom and local organizations are calling the move, “inhumane.” Genasan was convicted of trafficking at least 28.5g of heroin, an offense that is punishable with the death penalty in Singapore. The country is one of four that still use the death penalty in drug offense cases.