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Should drug smugglers face death penalty?   [Copy link] 中文

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Post time 2015-1-26 19:00:05 |Display all floors
I think we all agree that the drug cartels do great harm to peoples' lives. That includes those forced into being drug mules. If they are caught in such circumstances should these mules face the death penalty?

Paraguayan diplomats are calling on China to stop the execution of Rosalia Amarilla, a 31-year-old woman from Paraguay who is facing the death sentence in a Chinese prison following her 2012 arrest in Beijing for drug trafficking. She was caught by security officials at Beijing Capital airport in July, 2012 with seven pounds of cocaine stuffed into her bra and underwear.  The drugs came from Brazil.

Prosecutors, diplomats and human rights activists argue that Amarilla, a clothing vendor, was forced to carry the cocaine, and senators have signed letters demanding her release. Friends and classmates of the inmate have also marched the streets to call on her freedom.

Elba Núñez, the regional coordinator of Latin American Women's rights group CLADEM, said that Amarilla's traffickers are being sought in other cases of Paraguayan woman who were trapped "under severe threat".

Chinese courts are reviewing the case in July, according to Paraguay's Foreign Ministry. The Beijing High Court had approved a two-year suspension of her death sentence in July 2013. Chinese courts typically commute death sentences to life in prison after such suspensions.

Drug smuggling in China will typically result in a lengthy jail term, or a death sentence. If those carrying the drugs did so unknowingly or under severe threat, does this matter?
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Post time 2015-1-26 19:08:02 |Display all floors
Yes, they give their victims a death sentence as well as the families of the addicts

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Post time 2015-1-26 19:27:48 |Display all floors
When will the Shanghai police arrest the Xinjiang people selling hash and pot in Nanjing Road? Or is it the same as in Sanlitun Beijing that the local police must be arrested together with the drug dealers before the business stops?

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Post time 2015-2-6 06:06:50 |Display all floors
Death sentence!! no two ways about it. Forced to carry drugs or not, she knew what the penalty in China is.  Sort out your problem in Brazil before you board a plane to China.
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Post time 2015-2-6 06:28:04 From mobile |Display all floors
Drug dealers are evil but I am opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances. Long gaol terms yes, death penalty no.

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Post time 2015-2-6 08:20:09 |Display all floors
Daveofse3 Post time: 2015-2-6 06:28
Drug dealers are evil but I am opposed to the death penalty in all circumstances. Long gaol terms ye ...

Why not death penalty, they destroy young peoples lives in some cases they die.  Jail sentences cost the government money a bullet is cheep.
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