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mercredi 26 juin 2013

American man bound for Sydney faces death penalty in Vietnam over alleged heroin

An american could face the death penalty in Vietnam after allegedly attempting to smuggle more than a kilogram of heroin to Australia.

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lundi 24 juin 2013

117 inmates to be executed with lethal injections made in Vietnam

As many as 117 death-row inmates will be given lethal injections made in Vietnam beginning June 27 when a new regulation takes effect.

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mercredi 30 janvier 2013

Vietnamese drug trafficker gets death

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.

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jeudi 24 janvier 2013

Vietnam to make own execution drugs

Vietnam will begin producing its own chemical for executing prisoners after factories in the EU stopped shipments because of objections to the death penalty.

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vendredi 2 novembre 2012

Vietnam sentences 61-year-old Pinay drug courier to death

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.

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samedi 31 décembre 2011

Vietnam sentences 5 to death, 3 to life in prison for trafficking heroin

HANOI — A court in southern Vietnam has sentenced five people to death for heroin trafficking.

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samedi 24 septembre 2011

Lethal injections for executions

HA NOI - Viet Nam will start using lethal injections for executions from November 1, according to a recent Government decree issued last Friday.

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vendredi 5 août 2011

Four men sentenced to death in Vietnam for drug trafficking

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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samedi 25 juin 2011

Vietnam to switch to lethal injection for death penalty

Vietnam will carry out the death penalty using lethal injection from July instead of a firing squad, police said, to reduce suffering.

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lundi 21 juin 2010

Vietnam to end use of firing squads for executions

HANOI — Lawmakers voted to end firing squad executions in Vietnam and instead use lethal injections.

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lundi 24 mai 2010

Vietnam considers axing firing squads

Vietnam's legislature is to consider getting rid of firing squads in favor of using lethal injections to execute criminals, during a month-long parliamentary session starting Thursday.

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lundi 15 mars 2010

29 on trial in Vietnam for drug trafficking and police corruption

A trial of 29 people who include former police officers and judges accused of being involved in a massive heroin trafficking and corruption case began in northern Vietnam, a court official said Friday. Nguyen Van Hoa, an official at the People's Court in Thai Nguyen province, said the trial, which started Wednesday, was the largest drug-trafficking case ever seen in the province and was expected to last more than two weeks.

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vendredi 12 mars 2010

For Vietnam man on death row even donating body may be illegal

A murderer awaiting execution in Vietnam has applied to donate his body to science, but authorities said Wednesday they may not be able to fulfil his wish due to legal uncertainties. Fisherman Nguyen Van Hai, 30, pleaded guilty to killing a man and stealing his boat in August 2008.

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samedi 26 décembre 2009

Five sentenced to death in Vietnam

A Vietnamese court sentenced five Chinese men to death by firing squad for trafficking nearly eight tonnes of hashish in one of the country's biggest drug hauls ever, state media reported yesterday.

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lundi 6 juillet 2009

Vietnam cuts list of death penalty crimes

Hanoi - Vietnamese President Nguyen Minh Triet has promulgated a new law removing death sentences for eight crimes, state media reported Friday.

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samedi 20 juin 2009

Vietnam cuts list of death penalty crimes

HANOI — Vietnam on Friday removed rape and several other offences from the list of crimes punishable by death, an official said, but deputies maintained capital punishment for drug trafficking.

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mardi 28 avril 2009

Four Vietnam gang members sentenced to die

HANOI — A Vietnamese gang leader who began life on the streets aged just 11 will die in front of a firing squad after a court sentenced him and three henchmen to death, a report said.

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mercredi 5 novembre 2008

Vietnam mulls less crimes punishable by death

HANOI — Vietnam, which sends dozens of people to the firing squad each year, might sharply restrict the number of crimes that are punishable by death, state media reported Tuesday.

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lundi 13 octobre 2008

Vietnam to spare Aussie crims from death

Vietnam has agreed to grant clemency to two Australians facing the death sentence for drug trafficking.

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jeudi 2 octobre 2008

Vietnam sentences chinese woman to death

HANOI - A Chinese woman convicted of leading a major counterfeiting ring in Vietnam has been sentenced to death, a judge said Wednesday

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samedi 19 juillet 2008

Vietnam considers dropping death penalty for 12 crimes

Vietnam will consider eliminating the death penalty for 12 crimes following sharp international criticism about the number of prisoners put before the firing squad annually, state media reported Tuesday.

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