Skip to comments.China executes 27 on anti-drug day
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.
Very few repeat offenders.....
Hello Amnesty International? Hello?
Remind me not to try to sneak Viagra into China.
on this one thing I agree with their justice system...
And people think that the Rockefeller drug laws in New York are bad?
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.
A ready supply of human organ donors.
The first time they lined Johnny Whitebread up against the wall, the executions would stop.
Anyone heard from Billy Hayes, lately?
China executes 10,000 a year? Wow! I wonder how many are political prisoners?
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.
That would be "erection fraud".
This can't be. China is a member of the U.N. human rights commision.
"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.
a bullet to the back of the head, then bill the family of the perp for the bullet.
If absolute certainty of execution will not stop drug abuse, why would you agree with them?..........
They have a different idea of what it is to have a holiday.
absolute certainty if you get caught...
I am for immediate death sentence to drug traffickers..
Yeay!!I mean BOOOOO!!..er...nevermind.
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.
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.
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.
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...........
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.
"I am for immediate death sentence to drug traffickers.."
Half a million in prison after they are put on withdrawer programs that waist millions of tax money. They are coddled no doubt.
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
DRUG TRAFFICKING CARRIES A MANDATORY SENTENCE OF DEATH
they get executed for drugs?!!!
how many strikes before they are out?
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.
"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.
I'm sure they were all tissue typed first.
Starting with the folks at Phillip Morris, Anheuser-Busch, and Folger's?
I think it is no surprise that drug trafficing in China is small to nil. Take that to the bank.
those are legal substances. get with the program.
get behind legalizing your own particular poison or remain a lawbreaker.
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.
"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.
The original poster made no distinction between legal & illegal drugs. Why, I would even bet they drink alcohol.
WOW, must have had a large organ request to fill
WOW, must have had a large organ request to fill
oops--sorry for the double post!
Yep I mudered that post LOL.
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.