This morning, Singapore, a supposedly civilized first world nation, murdered an Australian citizen, Nguyen Tuong Van. He had smuggled drugs, and for that he deserved a long sentence commensurate to his crime.
But not murder at the hands of a state.
From this day forth, I will not be supporting any barbaric regime which murders people. I will be changing my Optus mobile (owned by Singtel) to some other carrier. I will be avoiding US owned carriers for the same reason unless it is demonstrable that they are not state owned.
If you are part of a Government who kills and you need or want my advice or me to work for you, until you morally grow up, you are denied access to advanced research and technology.
If such regimes wish to be a part of the civilized world, they will act like it and abolish the death penalty.