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Akmal Shaikh

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Akmal Shaikh (5 April 1956 – 29 December 2009) was a British citizen, originally from Pakistan, who was executed in Urumqi, China, by lethal injection. Shaikh was the first EU national to be executed in China in 50 years.[1] The father of five took heroin from a friend named "Okole" unknowingly to China in a suitcase on a plane. China defended its decision to put Shaikh to death and stated it had acted according to Chinese law.[2][3]

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  1. "Briton To Be Executed For Smuggling Drugs". Sky News HD. December 22, 2009.
  2. "China defends decision to execute drug-smuggling Briton Akmal Shaikh". The Times. December 22, 2009.
  3. "China defends case against Briton facing execution". CNN World. December 22, 2009.