A man has been sentenced to death in Singapore via a Zoom video-call for his role in a drug deal, the city-state’s first case where capital punishment has been delivered remotely.
It’s the sentence of capital punishment which has been delivered remotely, not the capital punishment.
At which point we can descend ever further into pendantry hell. For capital punishment is always, but always, delivered personally and directly. Well, from the point of view of the executee that is. It’s usually rather remote from the courtroom and the judge….