Monday, November 27, 2006

Drug Free

China has sentenced a 26 year old Kenyan student Oliviah Singaniabe Munoko to a life sentence for trying to sneak 1.896 kg or about 4.18 pounds of heroin from Malaysia.

This was a lenient sentence because Ms. Munoko is a Kenyan citizen and admitted to the crime right away. The standard punishment in China for drug trafficking is to be summarily executed.

No three strikes rule in the People's Republic.


Blogger cube said...

Execution and the harvesting of your organs, sometimes while the prisoner is still alive! Those ChiComs are ruthless.

11/30/2006 1:30 PM  
Blogger Aleksandr said...

I hear they give you some alcohol to numb the pain, before taking harvesting your organs.

So at least they are not barbarians.

11/30/2006 2:38 PM  
Blogger Bruce -- Harper Blue said...

Frankly, considering the history China had with opium, I'm not over surprised that the penalties are so harsh. I don't necessarily approve, but I'm not surprised.

(Go read the history of the Opium Wars if you're not aware of what I'm referring to. Not a shining moment in the history of the British Empire.)

11/30/2006 4:50 PM  
Blogger Thad said...

If you admit so fast, don't judges let up a little bit. If you bring heroin onto school grounds and get caught, still punishments are like 2 years behind the bars.

12/13/2006 7:28 PM  
Blogger Googleheimer said...

I do not feel sorry for the guy at all. He's an international drug smuggler, and heroin is nasty stuff. He rolled the dice and lost. Hopefully they'll put him to work as a slave laborer making cheap trinkets to go into McDonalds happy meals.

12/18/2006 6:13 AM  
Blogger dw said...

'Not a shining moment in the history of the British Empire.)'

I know the comment was not aimed at debasing all British history yet I cannot help but notice that most cultures have shining moments in history that make others look like some wimpy ass candle. The wimpy ass candles of the West seem to be the focus for some reason.

2/11/2007 7:53 PM  

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