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Thailand to execute four Ghanaians

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Some Ghanaians and other West African nationals languishing in jail in Thailand face execution anytime soon by the Thai prison authorities.

The Ghanaians, numbering four, were thrown into jail in 2008 for illicit drugs-related offences, but they are claiming that they were framed up by the Thai authorities.

In Thailand, the death penalty is the cost for people found guilty for dealing in illicit drugs.

The use of illicit drugs in Thailand became very high with the development of the tourism sector of that country and in the mid-90s and early 20s, many drug couriers were arrested in the country.

Apart from the drug trade, prostitution also boomed during that period, causing some women to travel from Africa and Europe to that country.

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