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Note 2 Self; Don't move weight thru China

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http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/12/29/china.britain.smuggler/index.html

 

(CNN) -- The British government condemned China's execution of a British national Tuesday on drug smuggling charges.

 

"I ... am appalled and disappointed that our persistent requests for clemency have not been granted," Prime Minister Gordon Brown said. "I am particularly concerned that no mental health assessment was undertaken."

 

Akmal Shaikh was convicted of carrying up to 4 kilograms (8.8 pounds) of heroin at the Urumqi Airport in September 2007. According to Chinese law, 50 grams (1.76 ounces) is the threshold for the death penalty.

 

China defended the execution in a statement issued by the Chinese Embassy in London.

 

 

 

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"Drug trafficking is a grave crime worldwide," the statement said. "The concerns of the British side have been duly noted and taken into consideration by the Chinese judicial authorities in the legal process, and Mr. Shaikh's rights and interests under Chinese law are properly respected and guaranteed."

 

The 53-year-old is the first European executed in China in 50 years, according to the British legal group Reprieve.

 

The Chinese ambassador to the UK, Fu Ying, was summoned to the British Foreign Office in the hours following Shaikh's execution, the Foreign Office told CNN. The ambassador was set to meet Ivan Lewis, minister of state.

 

"I had a difficult conversation with the Chinese ambassador today," Lewis said in a statement following the meeting. "I made clear that the execution of Mr. Shaikh was totally unacceptable and that China had failed in its basic human rights responsibilities in this case, in particular that China's court had not considered the representations made about Mr. Shaikh's mental condition."

 

"We are deeply saddened, stunned and disappointed at the news of the execution of our beloved cousin, Akmal," Soohail and Nasir Shaikh said in a statement issued on behalf of the family. "This was carried out this morning despite repeated requests for clemency and a proper appraisal of Akmal's mental state."

 

His family and the British government had asked Chinese leaders for clemency. His supporters argued that Shaikh was mentally ill, and that Chinese officials did not take his mental condition into account when trying him. Shaikh's advocates say he suffered from a bipolar disorder and that he was tricked into carrying heroin into China with promises of a career as a pop singer.

 

"The European Union condemns in the strongest terms the execution of Akmal Shaikh," the EU presidency said in a statement. "It deeply regrets the fact that China has not heeded the repeated calls by the European Union and one of its member states for the death sentence passed against Mr. Shaikh to be commuted."

 

The EU remains opposed to capital punishment, the statement said.

 

Brown raised Shaikh's case with Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao during the international climate summit in Denmark earlier this month.

 

British Foreign Secretary David Miliband echoed Gordon Brown's concerns about the execution.

 

"The UK is completely opposed to the use of the death penalty in all circumstances," Miliband said. "However, I also deeply regret the fact that our specific concerns about the individual in this case were not taken into consideration. ... These included mental health issues, and inadequate professional interpretation during the trial."

 

Sally Rowen, legal director with Reprieve, condemned the execution.

 

"The death of Akmal Shaikh is a sad indictment of today's world, and particularly of China's legal system," she said. "Akmal was a gentle man who suffered from a tormenting illness ... and was betrayed and deliberately killed by one of the most powerful nations on Earth."

 

Before the execution, Philip Alston, the U.N. special rapporteur on extrajudicial executions, said it would be a "major step backwards for China" to execute a mentally ill man.

 

"Both Chinese and international law clearly indicate that a person who committed a crime while suffering from significant mental illness should not be subjected to the death penalty," Alston said in a statement released by Reprieve.

 

China expressed hope that the case would not affect the relationship between the two nations.

 

"We value the China-British relationship," said Jiang Yu, a Chinese Foreign Ministry spokeswoman. "So we hope the British authority can treat this matter rationally and not let it create new barrier between the two countries. I have emphasized that this is an independent criminal case. It has nothing to do with anything else."

 

http://www.cnn.com/2009/WORLD/asiapcf/12/29/china.britain.smuggler/index.html

 

 

 

OUCH!! :rolleyes:

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would you want to spend the remainder of your life in a Chinese prison?

This guy got caught with 4 Ks of Heroin. No matter what... he wasn't going

anywhere. I think if i was in his position i would be really fucking happy

and trying my hardest to expedite... Get it over with

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http://www.smh.com.au/world/australian-arrested-at-bali-airport-for-drug-possession-20091229-likk.html

 

or this idiot. caught with 2 grams! of weed at the airport in bali.

 

"An Australian man has been arrested at Bali airport after customs officers found two grams of marijuana in his luggage.

 

Robert Paul Mcjannett, 48, was arrested after arriving in Bali with his adult son on a Virgin Blue flight from Perth on Monday night.

 

Bali police allege Mcjannett was carrying the marijuana in a plastic bag in socks in his luggage.

 

The head of the Bali Police Drugs Squad, Colonel Kokot Indarto, said police intended to charge McJannett with article 112 of the narcotics law for carrying drugs from abroad, which carries a penalty of more than five years' jail.

 

"Because he carried more than two grams, this could not be indicated as users because users limitation is only 0.15 gram. That's why he's aimed with carrying drugs," Indarto said on Tuesday."

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^^^ the 2g was the throw off - they missed the boogie board cover - no wait it didn't go down like that...

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"Because he carried more than two grams, this could not be indicated as users because users limitation is only 0.15 gram. That's why he's aimed with carrying drugs," Indarto said on Tuesday."

 

0.15 g.... that's like half a bowl.

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You couldn't pay me enough to bring drugs through one of these shithole, kill you for fun countries

 

ya but thats where wholesale is really at.. or pay top $ to someone who would and still cake up :) :D :) :D

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the only way im bringing 4 kilos of smack thru china is if im promised a career as a pop singer

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I think it's great personally.

 

 

 

Heroin's killed one my friends and ruined many friend's life.

 

 

Off with his head.

 

 

Hopefully we can get some laws like that here in the states for that, crack and a few other things.

 

 

 

 

 

*The 2 grams of weed one sucks though.

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So cuz your friend was a junkie who couldn't control his habit they should kill dope dealers?

 

Did a dealer ever forcibly hold your boy down and stick the needle in his arm?

 

Fucking retarded viewpoint

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"Her" actually ...and yes.

 

 

You should tell her 7 year old son that his mom is dead from that shit and his dad's in jail on related drug charges and that it's okay for people to sell it.

 

Because right now, he just thinks mommy and daddy's on vacation.

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I don't believe that for a second, but OK

 

Edit: And what, you think I never knew a dead junkie or their family? Or the family of someone locked up for drugs? That doesn't do a damn thing to change my opinion

 

People make their own choices in life, dope dealers don't make the choice for them

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You don't believe that my fucking friend just died from heroin???

 

 

 

I'm not one of these fucking 17 year olds on here trying to be cool by being a rebel or a gutter punk or whatever.

 

 

 

Look man. I'm not gonna' have internet wars with anyone on here.

 

 

Not worth my time.

 

 

I said my piece.

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I didn't say I didn't believe your friend died, I said I didn't believe anyone ever held them down and shoved a needle in their arm, which (unless I misunderstood) is what you claim happened

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It's cool man.

 

 

I'm just sick of fucking drugs ruining everyone's lives.

 

 

I'm no prude or saint by any means. But anything above smoking pot these days disgusts me when it comes to drugs.

 

 

 

 

And no...No one ever heard her or her husband down. They made the choices they made, but from what I understand, once you do that shit one time, you're strung out.

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I'm no prude or saint by any means. But anything above smoking pot these days disgusts me when it comes to drugs.

 

It's all good, to each their own. I'm personally disgusted by people who smoke weed, so it's whatever haha

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