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China executes 27 on anti-drug day
Sunday Times (South Africa) ^ | Tuesday June 27, 2006 14:46 - (SA)

Posted on 06/27/2006 9:56:42 AM PDT by dead

BEIJING - China has executed at least 27 people for drug trafficking and sentenced up to 12 others to death for the same offence to mark international anti-drug day on June 26, state press reported.

In southern Kunming city on Monday, 10 convicted drug traffickers were paraded in front of the public before being sent to execution grounds where their death sentences were carried out, the Yunnan Daily reported.

"As Kunming is very close to the golden triangle, our city has become the battleground in our nation's war against drugs," the paper quoted Vice Mayor Tian Yunxiang as saying at the rally.

"The people of our city should actively participate in the war against drugs and help the police catch suspected drug traffickers."

The golden triangle is one of the world's most productive poppy growing regions bordering Myanmar, Laos and Thailand, all countries that neighbour China's Yunnan province.

Also on Monday, four other drug traffickers were put to death in Yunnan's Xishuangbanna near the border with Laos, while three were executed in Chongqing municipality north of Yunnan, local press reports said.

Five drug traffickers were also executed in Hangzhou city, capital of eastern China's Zhejiang province, Shanghai's Oriental Morning Post reported.

On Monday, Xinhua news agency reported four traffickers were executed in eastern Jiangsu province, while one drug trafficker was executed in southern Guangdong province on June 23.

Meanwhile courts throughout China sentenced at least 12 people to death at trials that were also held on Monday, with three of the convicted given two year reprieves on their execution, local press reports said.

The United Nation's has named June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in an effort to bring more awareness to the dangers of illegal drugs.

Last week Beijing announced illicit drug use was on the rise in China, with international cartels flooding the nation with heroin as well as new synthetic drugs.

In 2005 police investigated 1,500 drug trafficking gangs, destroyed 34 drug laboratories and seized 6.9 tons of heroin, 5.5 tons of methamphetamine, 2.3 tons of opium and 2.34 million tablets of ecstasy, the government said.

China executes more convicted criminals every year than the rest of the world combined, with Chinese legal scholars estimating that at least 10,000 people are put to death annually. The actual number remains a state secret.

Sapa-AFP


TOPICS: Crime/Corruption; Culture/Society; Foreign Affairs; Government; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: china; drugskilledbelushi; mrleroyinhiding; warondrugs; wod; woddiesluvchina; wodlist
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1 posted on 06/27/2006 9:56:43 AM PDT by dead
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To: dead

Very few repeat offenders.....


2 posted on 06/27/2006 9:58:00 AM PDT by Mikey_1962 (If you build it, they won't come...)
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To: dead

Hello Amnesty International? Hello?


3 posted on 06/27/2006 9:58:05 AM PDT by steel_resolve (Do you know what a bigot is? Someone winning an argument with a liberal.)
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To: Wolfie

ping


4 posted on 06/27/2006 9:58:20 AM PDT by jmc813 (The best mathematical equation I have ever seen: 1 cross + 3 nails= 4 given.)
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To: dead

Remind me not to try to sneak Viagra into China.


5 posted on 06/27/2006 9:58:22 AM PDT by cripplecreek (I'm trying to think but nothing happens)
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To: dead

on this one thing I agree with their justice system...


6 posted on 06/27/2006 9:59:16 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: dead

And people think that the Rockefeller drug laws in New York are bad?


7 posted on 06/27/2006 9:59:17 AM PDT by rmlew (I'm a Goldwater Republican... Don Goldwater 2006!)
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To: dead

If only America could be that dedicated in the WOsD. Brings a tear to my eye, and I'm sure the drug warriors are yearning in their loins.


8 posted on 06/27/2006 9:59:26 AM PDT by Sir Gawain
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To: dead
We coddle them, that's why we are fighting a losing battle.
9 posted on 06/27/2006 10:00:03 AM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: dead
Chinese legal scholars estimating that at least 10,000 people are put to death annually

A ready supply of human organ donors.

10 posted on 06/27/2006 10:00:49 AM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: Sir Gawain

The first time they lined Johnny Whitebread up against the wall, the executions would stop.


11 posted on 06/27/2006 10:01:20 AM PDT by Wolfie
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To: dead

Anyone heard from Billy Hayes, lately?


12 posted on 06/27/2006 10:01:24 AM PDT by edpc (What we obtain too cheap, we esteem too lightly - Thomas Paine, American Crisis)
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To: dead


China executes 10,000 a year? Wow! I wonder how many are political prisoners?


13 posted on 06/27/2006 10:01:29 AM PDT by in hoc signo vinces ("Houston, TX...a waiting quagmire for jihadis. American gals are worth fighting for!")
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To: boomop1

Remember several years ago when there was some incident, and the chinese delegate said that they were also a country of law and order. However, they believed that with more order they needed less laws.


14 posted on 06/27/2006 10:01:48 AM PDT by Concho ((I'd rather be hunting.))
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To: cripplecreek

That would be "erection fraud".


15 posted on 06/27/2006 10:02:17 AM PDT by Emmett McCarthy
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To: dead

This can't be. China is a member of the U.N. human rights commision.


16 posted on 06/27/2006 10:02:45 AM PDT by Graybeard58 (Remember and pray for Sgt. Matt Maupin - MIA/POW- Iraq since 04/09/04)
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To: dead

"The United Nation's has named June 26 as the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking in an effort to bring more awareness to the dangers of illegal drugs."

So, is the UN sanctioning these executions? Sounds like it to me.


17 posted on 06/27/2006 10:02:50 AM PDT by caver (Yes, I did crawl out of a hole in the ground.)
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To: dead

a bullet to the back of the head, then bill the family of the perp for the bullet.

Simple.


18 posted on 06/27/2006 10:03:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein(the moon is a harsh mistress))
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To: Cinnamon

If absolute certainty of execution will not stop drug abuse, why would you agree with them?..........


19 posted on 06/27/2006 10:04:21 AM PDT by Red Badger (Follow an IROC long enough and sooner or later you will wind up in a trailer park..........)
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To: dead

They have a different idea of what it is to have a holiday.


20 posted on 06/27/2006 10:04:37 AM PDT by RightWhale (Off touch and out of base)
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To: Cinnamon
Could you imagine if this is LA? They probably cut out half of Los Angeles poupulation!!!
21 posted on 06/27/2006 10:05:20 AM PDT by Toidylop
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To: Red Badger

absolute certainty if you get caught...


22 posted on 06/27/2006 10:05:36 AM PDT by RolandBurnam (I WANT SOME PORK RINDS!!!!)
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To: Red Badger

I am for immediate death sentence to drug traffickers..


23 posted on 06/27/2006 10:06:45 AM PDT by Cinnamon
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To: Cinnamon

Yeay!!I mean BOOOOO!!..er...nevermind.


24 posted on 06/27/2006 10:07:36 AM PDT by samadams2000
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To: boomop1
We coddle them, that's why we are fighting a losing battle.

We have over a half million people in prisons for drug offenses. Coddling prisons, I guess.

China executes them in great numbers, yet judging from the numbers presented in the article - it sounds like they're fighting a losing battle as well.

Maybe if they (and us, of course) increase the executions ten fold or a hundred fold we can finally get people to restrict their consumption to government approved substances.

25 posted on 06/27/2006 10:07:39 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: dead
Maybe we could do this. Say once a year.... we could call it Tookie Williams Day.
26 posted on 06/27/2006 10:09:26 AM PDT by Ben Mugged
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To: Cinnamon
on this one thing I agree with their justice system...

Yeah, Randy "Duke" Cunningham was very pro-death penalty for drug dealers, too. Well, that is, until his son was caught smuggling 400 lbs. of marijuana into the country in a twin-engine airplane.

27 posted on 06/27/2006 10:11:46 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (Karen Ryan reporting...)
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To: dead

"anti-drug day"

soon to come:

"the great smoke-out day" - 10 smokers will have their heads ventilated in a messy way.

"excercise for health day" - A dozen fatties will be hung with an industrial crane

"take your kid to work day" - but only if it's an unwanted female baby.


28 posted on 06/27/2006 10:12:00 AM PDT by Sax
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To: Cinnamon

Won't stop a darn thing. Another just takes their place. As long as there is a monetary reward to be had, risk takers will continue. The demand must be curbed, and the traffickers will stop. Or just legalize it all...........


29 posted on 06/27/2006 10:12:03 AM PDT by Red Badger (Follow an IROC long enough and sooner or later you will wind up in a trailer park..........)
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To: RolandBurnam
absolute certainty if you get caught...

And if you have no connections with the Communist authorities. Somehow, I don't think the kids of Party Officials will get the same treatment.

30 posted on 06/27/2006 10:13:40 AM PDT by dfwgator (Florida Gators - 2006 NCAA Men's Basketball Champions)
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To: Cinnamon

"I am for immediate death sentence to drug traffickers.."




You tell 'em! Who needs a trial, eh? Just line 'em up and shoot 'em, eh? Then we'd be keeping up with the Communist Chinese justice system, eh?

Yeah...you tell 'em!


31 posted on 06/27/2006 10:24:36 AM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: dead

Half a million in prison after they are put on withdrawer programs that waist millions of tax money. They are coddled no doubt.


32 posted on 06/27/2006 10:26:22 AM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: dfwgator
And being responsible about waste, the Commies sell the usable body parts to the highest bidder.
Gee, this looks like a win-win situation except for the druggie(and actually anyone else if the price for the part is high enough)
33 posted on 06/27/2006 10:29:17 AM PDT by TWhiteBear
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To: Cinnamon
I am for immediate death sentence to drug traffickers.

In travelling to India four times in the last six years, I have stopped for refuels and changeovers in Taipei (Taiwan) and Kuala Lumpur (Malaysia). One of the last things you hear from the flight crew, and one of the first things you see when you walk through the ramp door into the terminal, is this:

DRUG TRAFFICKING IS PUNISHABLE BY DEATH

Or

DRUG TRAFFICKING CARRIES A MANDATORY SENTENCE OF DEATH

34 posted on 06/27/2006 10:29:48 AM PDT by Christian4Bush (The Rat Party's goal is to END the conflict, not WIN the conflict...should be the other way around.)
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To: Mikey_1962

they get executed for drugs?!!!
wow!
how many strikes before they are out?


35 posted on 06/27/2006 10:34:13 AM PDT by ziggy_dlo (The GOV't is a crime organization. So is the FBI, the CIA, the liberals, the....... well DUH!!!)
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To: dead

I see China is living in the dark ages still... We are no different... the war on drugs is hopeless, the only way to beat it is to legalize drugs... crazy as it sounds, government tax revenue could pay for treatment and education awareness... and save a ton of money in prisons.


36 posted on 06/27/2006 10:36:34 AM PDT by Element187
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To: MineralMan

"You tell 'em! Who needs a trial, eh? Just line 'em up and shoot 'em, eh? Then we'd be keeping up with the Communist Chinese justice system, eh?

Yeah...you tell 'em!"

This coming from somebody who wrote that he opposes the death penalty.


37 posted on 06/27/2006 10:41:52 AM PDT by NapkinUser (Can Chris Cannon. Go here: www.electjohnjacob.com/)
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To: dead

I'm sure they were all tissue typed first.


38 posted on 06/27/2006 10:42:32 AM PDT by AmericaUnite
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To: dead
Now THAT's how to fight the WOT....none of this taxpayer soaking three strikes crapola.
39 posted on 06/27/2006 10:43:26 AM PDT by taxed2death (A few billion here, a few trillion there...we're all friends right?)
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To: Cinnamon
I am for immediate death sentence to drug traffickers.

Starting with the folks at Phillip Morris, Anheuser-Busch, and Folger's?

40 posted on 06/27/2006 10:49:32 AM PDT by gdani
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To: Red Badger
If absolute certainty of execution will not stop drug abuse, why would you agree with them?..........

I think it is no surprise that drug trafficing in China is small to nil. Take that to the bank.

41 posted on 06/27/2006 10:50:14 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein(the moon is a harsh mistress))
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To: gdani
Starting with the folks at Phillip Morris, Anheuser-Busch, and Folger's?

those are legal substances. get with the program.

get behind legalizing your own particular poison or remain a lawbreaker.

42 posted on 06/27/2006 10:52:58 AM PDT by Vaquero ("An armed society is a polite society" Robert A. Heinlein(the moon is a harsh mistress))
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To: boomop1
Half a million in prison after they are put on withdrawer programs that waist millions of tax money. They are coddled no doubt.

You probably meant "withdrawal" programs that "waste" tax money.

And I agree that they are a waste of taxpayer money. So are extended prison terms.

We could execute all drug users, but executing the 20 million people or more that use illegal drugs each year is going to involve some major cleanup costs.

Of course, just letting adult citizens decide for themselves what they should put into their own bodies is too radical to consider.

43 posted on 06/27/2006 10:53:23 AM PDT by dead (I've got my eye out for Mullah Omar.)
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To: NapkinUser

"This coming from somebody who wrote that he opposes the death penalty.
"

I was being satirical. Since you remember that I oppose the death penalty, then it should be easy to see the satirical tone there.

And for those who want to start an argument about my opposition to the death penalty, don't bother. I'm not going to get into that today. I'll just say that I do not grant to the state the right to decide whether someone lives or dies in that way. One mistake is too many.


44 posted on 06/27/2006 10:57:10 AM PDT by MineralMan (non-evangelical atheist)
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To: Vaquero
those are legal substances. get with the program

The original poster made no distinction between legal & illegal drugs. Why, I would even bet they drink alcohol.

How ironic.

45 posted on 06/27/2006 10:57:12 AM PDT by gdani
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To: dead

WOW, must have had a large organ request to fill


46 posted on 06/27/2006 11:47:13 AM PDT by ibheath (Born again and grateful to God.)
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To: dead

WOW, must have had a large organ request to fill


47 posted on 06/27/2006 11:47:16 AM PDT by ibheath (Born again and grateful to God.)
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To: ibheath

oops--sorry for the double post!


48 posted on 06/27/2006 11:47:42 AM PDT by ibheath (Born again and grateful to God.)
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To: dead

Yep I mudered that post LOL.


49 posted on 06/27/2006 12:16:43 PM PDT by boomop1 (there you go again)
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To: Red Badger
You are very incorrect. You also presume that because there is no perfect solution there aren't any good solutions.

Your reasoning also breaks down badly when you apply it to other things, like securing the border or preventing almost any other kind of crime.

By greatly increasing the street price of drugs, the 'war on drugs' has success.

50 posted on 06/27/2006 1:35:08 PM PDT by mbraynard (I don't even HAVE a mustache!)
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