Liuzhou Laowai

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Foreigner executed in Liuzhou

According to a statement issued by the Philippine government, an unnamed 35 year old Filipino man who was sentenced to death by Guilin Municipal Intermediate People’s Court was executed by lethal injection, at 12:30 pm local time, here in Liuzhou.

Last week the Supreme People’s Court in Beijing affirmed the lower court’s death sentence for drug smuggling.

The man met with his family this morning then was formally read his execution order before being transferred from Guilin to Liuzhou for the sentence to be carried out.

He was arrested at Guilin airport in September 2008 when found to be carrying 1.5 kilos of heroin. Chinese law imposes the death penalty for anyone found smuggling more than 50 grams of heroin.

Representations were made by the Philippines president, Benigno Aquino, asking that the sentence be commuted to life imprisonment, but to no avail. Vice-President Jejomar Binay sought permission to visit China this week to plead directly with Hu Jintao, but permission was refused.

Three Filipino smugglers, one man and two women, were executed in China in March.

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2 Responses to “Foreigner executed in Liuzhou”

  1. Anthony Says:

    I wonder if their strict policy keeps down the drug trafficking?

  2. Liuzhou Laowai Says:

    Yes. To an extent.

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