Gurdip Singh sentenced to death in Indonesia
JAKARTA, FEBRUARY 08, 2005
An Indonesian court has sentenced two foreigners,
a Brazilian and an Indian, to death for drug trafficking,
a newspaper said on Tuesday.
The two foreigners were sentenced by the same panel
of judges in two separate trials at the state district
court in Tanggerang, Banten province, on Monday, the
Kompas newspaper said.
Rodrigo Gularte, 32, from Sao Paulo in Brazil, was
found guilty trying to smuggle six kilograms of cocaine
in July 2004, presiding judge Suprapto said.
Gurdip Singh, 38, an Indian national also known
as Dishal, was found guilty of trying to act as a courrier
in smuggling 300 grams of heroin into the country in
August 2004, the judge said.
Gularte demanded time to decide whether to appeal while
Singh immediately said he would appeal. The prosecutors
had recommended the death sentence for Gularte and a
20-year jail sentence for Singh.
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