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Only 1 Pinoy remains on death row in China — DFA By Michaela P. del Callar 04/01/2011

Friday, April 1, 2011

Only 1 Pinoy remains on death row in China — DFA

By Michaela P. del Callar 04/01/2011

Another Filipino meted the death penalty without reprieve by lower Chinese courts for drug trafficking is awaiting the final verdict of China’s Supreme Court, the Department of Foreign Affairs (DFA) yesterday said.

The man, whose identity is being withheld by the DFA upon the request of the family, will be the fourth Filipino to be executed in China if the high court affirms the death sentence.

The DFA clari-fied that there are no “73 Filipinos on death row” in China.

“With five criminal convictions resolved, only one case, which also concerns trafficking of illegal drugs, remains, pending review before China’s highest court,” the DFA said in a statement, adding that high level representations for clemency on his behalf have also been made by Philippine officials at various levels and on numerous occasions..... MORE

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