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Lucy, you have some splaining to do

October 18th, 2006 No comments

    HANOI, Vietnam — A female inmate on death-row and being held in solitary confinement for the past year has requested a pardon so that she may give birth. Oops!

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    Nguyen Thi Oanh, 39, was convicted of trafficking over 600 grams of heroine and sentenced to death last year. Pending her appeal she was placed in solitary confinement. After her appeal was denied and Oanh was being scheduled for a date with a firing squad, news of her pregnancy broke. Authorities say that they are investigating how the pregnancy could have happened (doh!). One thing is certain though, the father of the child isn’t Oanh’s husband — he’s in jail in another province.

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For the record:

    The pregnancy may save Oanh as Vietnamese law prohibits pregnant women or women with children under three from being executed.

    Smuggling heroine in quantities of more than 600 grams carries a punishment of either death or life in prison under Vietnamese law.

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