Saturday, February 19, 2011
Death Sentence for 3 Filipino in China
I don't know if you heard this news but there are three Philippine Citizen in jail in China scheduled to be executed for trafficking drugs. They were caught transporting heroin in office supplies boxes in 2008 but they recently were sentenced to be executed. This would be the first time Filipinos would be executed in China for drug trafficking.
The Vice President of the Philippines made a trip to China last week to appeal for their lives. The VP argued to the Chinese that the 3 Filipinos were just victims of the large drug cartels. For the first time in the history of China, they granted a delay in the execution. However they still may be executed at a later date.
While they were definitely guilty of the crime, the death penalty seems a bit harsh. I can't imagine thinking that I only had a few days left in my life and that i knew the exact date in which i will die. That would drive anyone insane. Only God should be the one to take away life. We should always remember them in our prayers that a miracle would happen to change the hearts of the Chinese government officials.