SA woman faces death sentence

2010-04-10 11:37

South Africa says China has sentenced a South African woman to

death for drug smuggling.

South Africa’s foreign affairs department said on Friday the

sentence was confirmed by a court in the southern Chinese city of

Guangzhou.

South Africa says its ambassador in China is leading efforts to

have the sentence commuted. A final decision rests with a higher court in

Beijing.

According to a report on Friday in China’s state-run Guangzhou

Daily, a South African identified as Janice Bronwyn Linden flew from Dubai to

Guangzhou in November 2008.

Authorities say she was found with two bags of the drug

methamphetamine hydrochloride. China recently executed four Japanese citizens

for drug smuggling and trafficking, as well as a British man.



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