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China says no clemency for Pinoy ‘drug mule’ By Michaela P. del Callar 12/03/2011

Saturday, December 3, 2011

China says no clemency for Pinoy ‘drug mule’

By Michaela P. del Callar 12/03/2011

Ignoring pleas from the Philippine government, China has defended its high court’s death ruling on a Filipino who smuggled huge amounts of prohibited drugs to the country.

The Chinese Foreign Ministry hinted that the sentence of the Filipino will not be commuted despite last-ditch appeal from Manila.

“I want to point out that China is a country ruled according to law, and the legal system has sentenced the Filipino drug smuggler according to law,” Foreign Ministry spokesman Hong Lei told a press conference.

Hong added the Chinese government has noted the Philippines’ earlier statements that it respects the court decision..... MORE

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