A Singapore court sentenced a man to death over Zoom, marking the city-state’s first remote capital punishment during the coronavirus pandemic

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Punithan Genasan, 37, was sentenced to death on Friday by a Singapore court in a hearing conducted over the video-conferencing platform Zoom, his lawyer said.  The Malaysian man was sentenced for his role in a 2011 heroin deal. The city-state has a zero tolerance policy on drugs.   Like many court systems around the world, Singapore has turned to video conferencing to continue processing cases while coronavirus lockdowns make in-person hearings impossible.  Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories.

A Singapore judge sentenced a 37-year-old man to death on Friday during a hearing conducted on the video-conferencing platform

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