FACT CHECK: Was A Malaysian Doctor Executed For Giving A Patient The COVID Vaccine?
A post shared on Instagram purports a Malaysian doctor was executed under the Nuremberg Code after a patient died following his COVID-19 vaccination.
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There is no evidence suggesting the claim is accurate. The Malaysian government pledged to end its mandatory death penalty in June 2022 after having previously declared a moratorium on executions in 2018.
The Nuremberg Code is the result of the Nuremberg Military Tribunals that took place in August 1947, according to the United States Holocaust Memorial Museum. The Code outlines 10 criteria needed for “permissible medical experiments,” also according to the website.
The Instagram video purports a Malaysian doctor was executed under the Nuremberg Code after giving the COVID-19 vaccine to a patient who later died. The claim is made by Dr. Elizabeth Eads, who says the purported execution will set a “humungous precedent” for the rest of the world.
The claim is false. There are no credible news reports from Malaysian media sources, such as The Star or Malay Mail, suggesting the supposed execution occurred. Likewise, the claim neither appears on Malaysian Prime Minister Dato’ Sri Ismail Sabri Bin Yaakob’s website nor his verified social media accounts. The United Nations Office On Genocide Protection also has not publicly commented on the claim.
A keyword search reveals that the claim originally stems from a video shared on Rumble. The video of Eads is featured in a Nov. 7 episode of conservative political commentator John Di Lemme’s Conservative Business Journal Podcast.
The Malaysian government pledged to end its mandatory death penalty in June 2022. The pledge follows a previous moratorium declared on executions, according to CNN. While the moratorium was enacted in 2018, it did not remove mandatory death penalty laws that apply to convicted drug traffickers and crimes of murder or rape, the outlet indicated. (RELATED: Was Brian Stelter Executed?)
Check Your Fact has contacted the Malaysian government and multiple human rights organization spokespersons for comment and will update this piece accordingly if one is received.