19 Feb '11, 8am

#pinoy China delays execution of Philippine drug mules - Straits Times

#pinoy China delays execution of Philippine drug mules - Straits Times

Mr Binay (above center) travelled to Beijing to make a last-ditch plea for their lives, while President Benigno Aquino called for a national prayer vigil in support of the trio. -- PHOTO: AP BEIJING - CHINA has postponed the execution of three Filipinos found guilty of drug smuggling, the Philippine government said on Friday after its vice president met with Chinese leaders in Beijing. Vice President Jejomar Binay's office released a statement in the name of both governments saying China's top court had delayed next week's scheduled executions, but gave no new date. 'The Chinese side briefed the Vice President on the final verdict of the Supreme People's Court on the three Filipinos sentenced to death for drug trafficking and the decision of the SPC to postpone the execution within the scope of Chinese law,' the statement said. The man and two women were convicted of smugg...

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