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China to Execute Burmese Drug Lord March 1

28 February 2013

China will execute convicted Burmese drug lord Naw Kham and three accomplices by lethal injection on Friday in Kunming, Yunnan Province, Chinese media report. The Kunming Intermediate People’s Court announced the execution of Naw Kham and Hsang Kham, from Thailand, Yi Lai, stateless, and Zha Xika, Laotian, on Wednesday, reports. Naw Kham is accused of murdering 13 Chinese sailors on the Mekong River on Oct. 5, 2011. He was captured in Laos in April 2012 and five associates were apprehended in Shan State, Burma, before being extradited to China. Two accomplices, identified as Zha Bo and Zha Tuobo, received a death sentence with reprieve and eight years in prison, respectively.