Friday, October 13, 2006

Death-row prisoner gets pregnant in solitary!

Reuters report that a death-row inmate held in solitary confinement in Vietnam for almost a year is pregnant and is seeking a pardon to give birth, a newspaper reported on Thursday. The Lao Dong (Labour)(ed. sic) newspaper quoted a police doctor as saying tests in September confirmed that convicted heroin trafficker Nguyen Thi Oanh, 39, was then 11 weeks pregnant. The report said it was the first time that a death-row prisoner had become pregnant in Vietnam and that police were investigating how it had happened. (ed. doh!) Oanh's husband was serving a jail sentence at another prison in another province, the newspaper said. Oanh was due to face a firing squad this year after losing her appeal against the death sentence she received last year for possession of a billion dong ($63,000) worth of heroin. Trafficking more than 600 grams of heroin in Vietnam is punishable by death or life imprisonment.

Wonder what she'll use for pain relief?

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