Note: Another issue that should be taken up at the UN meeting is this. A mandatory death sentence by hanging for trading in prohibited substances? That is utterly outrageous.
Mexico has protested death sentences for far worse crimes. It should make an exemplary stand on this one, committing to diplomatic sanctions against Malaysia if these men are murdered by the state.
AP: Three Mexican brothers and two other people on Thursday lost their final appeals against death sentences for drug trafficking in Malaysia, their lawyer said.
The Mexicans are from Sinaloa state, the cradle of their country's drug trade, but have no criminal record at home. They were arrested at a secluded drug-making factory in Malaysia in 2008, and claimed they had been cleaning the place, not making drugs. Read more.
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