Secrecy around executions continues to plague some Southeast Asian countries, with newly released figures showing the "disturbing" use of the death penalty in Vietnam, Amnesty International says.
Tag - death penalty
mardi 11 avril 2017
mercredi 22 février 2017
Vietnam on Wednesday (Feb 22) sentenced two executives from its scandal-hit shipping industry to death for embezzlement, official media reported, the latest punishment meted out for the spectacular collapse of a state-run firm that triggered pledges to restructure the economy.
dimanche 1 janvier 2017
A court in the northern province of Quang Ninh on Friday sentenced to death six of 26 convicts in the smuggling case of more than 5,000 bricks of heroin, while handing life imprisonment to six others.
mardi 22 novembre 2016
AN appeals court in Vietnam has commuted the death sentence of a 73-year-old Australian woman convicted of heroin trafficking.
jeudi 30 juin 2016
A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced a 73-year-old Vietnam-born Australian woman to death for trafficking heroin hidden in bars of soap, several state-run media outlets reported on Thursday.
mardi 3 mai 2016
A court in Ho Chi Minh City on Friday sentenced a Singaporean man to death for trafficking 2.5 kilograms of heroin.
mercredi 2 décembre 2015
Death sentences imposed on corrupt Vietnamese officials will now be commuted to life in prison if they pay back at least 75 percent of the illegal money they made.
jeudi 22 janvier 2015
On January 19, a day after saying it had tried in vain to stop Indonesia from executing a Vietnamese drug convict, Vietnam, where heroin trafficking is rampant, sentenced eight drug mules to death.
lundi 19 janvier 2015
A court in the northern province of Hoa Binh on Monday sentenced eight people to death and handed down life sentences to five others at the conclusion of a mass trial.
jeudi 4 décembre 2014
In a last-minute decision, a court in the Mekong Delta province of Long An on Thursday halted the lethal injection of a 29-year-old man for a grisly murder of two local women after his dogged mother has relentlessly appealed to high places.
samedi 30 août 2014
HANOI - A Philippine man and woman have been sentenced to death in Vietnam for smuggling nearly five kilograms (11 pounds) of cocaine into the country, reports said Friday.
samedi 7 juin 2014
A court in northern Vietnam handed down seven death penalties, seven life sentences, and other jail terms totalling 232 years to 26 defendants at a drug trial that wrapped up on Friday.
mercredi 23 avril 2014
HANOI — State media say a court in Vietnam has sentenced an American to death for heroin trafficking.
jeudi 3 avril 2014
BANGKOK — For the most part, American bankers whose rash pursuit of profit brought on the 2008 global financial collapse didn’t get indicted. They got bonuses.
lundi 17 mars 2014
A court in the Central Highlands on Thursday gave the death sentence to a Vietnam Development Bank (VDB) executive and several life sentences to others involved in a hundred-million-dollar scam.
dimanche 16 février 2014
Charities link British funding for UN anti-heroin initiatives with executions for drug-smuggling in the country
mercredi 12 février 2014
Hanoi - The United Nations should immediately freeze anti-drug assistance to Vietnam after the communist country sentenced 30 people to die for drug-related offences, three human rights groups working to get countries to abolish the death penalty said on Wednesday.
mardi 14 janvier 2014
Vietnamese prosecutors recommended the death penalty for 34 of 89 defendants in a major drug smuggling trial in the northern province of Quang Ninh Monday.
jeudi 9 janvier 2014
The former boss of a scandal-mired Vietnamese state shipping firm alleged he paid bribes to senior communist party officials to try to evade arrest, state media said Wednesday.
lundi 19 août 2013
A Ho Chi Minh City court Monday sentenced a Nigerian man to death for smuggling more than 3.4 kilograms of methamphetamine from Thailand into Vietnam in 2012.
mardi 16 juillet 2013
A court in northern Vietnam sentenced five men to death and four to life in prison for smuggling heroin, legal authorities said on Tuesday.
vendredi 5 juillet 2013
Everyone dies, sooner or later. People know that but rarely wonder when they will die. Except when they are given death sentences and have to wait for the execution day to come.
mercredi 26 juin 2013
An american could face the death penalty in Vietnam after allegedly attempting to smuggle more than a kilogram of heroin to Australia.
lundi 24 juin 2013
As many as 117 death-row inmates will be given lethal injections made in Vietnam beginning June 27 when a new regulation takes effect.
mercredi 30 janvier 2013
Yesterday the Ho Chi Minh City People’s Court sentenced a 35-year-old man to death for trafficking 7.3 kilograms of heroin from Cambodia to Vietnam.
jeudi 24 janvier 2013
Vietnam will begin producing its own chemical for executing prisoners after factories in the EU stopped shipments because of objections to the death penalty.
vendredi 2 novembre 2012
HANOI - Vietnam has sentenced a 61-year-old Filipina to death after she was caught smuggling the illegal drug methamphetamine into the country, a court clerk said on Wednesday.
samedi 31 décembre 2011
HANOI — A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced five people to death for heroin trafficking.
samedi 24 septembre 2011
HA NOI - Viet Nam will start using lethal injections for executions from November 1, according to a recent Government decree issued last Friday.
vendredi 5 août 2011
Hanoi - A court in northern Vietnam sentenced four men to death and gave life sentences to eight for drug trafficking, the court said Wednesday.
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