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Drugs in Thailand: Chalerm seeks swift death penalty

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Thai Deputy Prime Minister Chalerm Yubamrung is backing an amendment to the Narcotics Act to shorten the appeals process for drug offenders sentenced to death and expedite their executions.

Mr Chalerm, who oversees the government’s narcotics suppression drive, said on Monday he was discussing the idea with Achporn Charuchinda, secretary-general of the Office of the Council of State.

Read more: Bangkok Post


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