China postpones execution of 3 Filipinos for drug trafficking

ABS-CBN News reported that China has postponed the execution of 3 Filipinos for drug trafficking:

“MANILA, Philippines (1st UPDATE) – The Chinese government on Friday ordered a stay of execution for the three Filipinos convicted of drug trafficking.

This came after Philippine Vice President Jejomar Binay went to Beijing and held talks with Chinese officials to seek leniency for the three convicts.

In a joint statement, the Philippines “expressed its sincere appreciation to China for the decision of the SPC (Supreme People’s Court) to postpone the execution within the scope of Chinese law.”

The joint statement said the “Chinese side briefed the Vice President on the final verdict of the Supreme People’s Court on the three (3) Filipinos sentenced to death for drug trafficking and the decision of the SPC to postpone the execution within the scope of Chinese law.”

The ProPinoy Project