O Japanese defendant 桜木琢磨, 79 years old, former Inazawa City Councilor (Aichi), by court order. China was sentenced to life imprisonment🇧🇷 His lawyer said on Wednesday (7) that he will appeal to Supreme Tribunal Popularbecause your client denies indictment.
O judgment The appeal took place on November 25 at the Guangdong Provincial Higher People’s Court, where the judge rejected the defendant’s appeal and upheld the decision of the first instance court.
Reason for the conviction of the Japanese defendant
O Japanese defendant was accused and convicted of attempting smuggling from stimulant to Japan🇧🇷 He was arrested in October 2013 when he was at the airport in Guangzhou City, Guangdong Province, and was about to fly back to Japan. Found inside your luggage 3.3 kg of stimulant.
He denies trying to smuggle and explain that a Nigerian friend delivered a package saying, “I want you to deliver these pairs of shoes to my wife who is in business in Japan.”
However, it was found medicine 12 pairs of shoes with thick soles. While Japanese defendant continued to claim that he did not know the content, the prosecution insisted that he did.
What feathers in China
According to advocateTuesday (6) defendant dissatisfied with the decision, asked to appeal it to Supreme Tribunal Popularthe highest copy.
O advocate said he would be preparing for a formal trial, but China has a two-judicial system, so the sentence is almost final and it is unlikely that the decision will be reviewed.
Already Chinaa maximum penalty for smuggling 50 grams or more methamphetamine is death sentencebut there is a principle that does not apply to over 75 years old.
O defendant Sakuragi was charged in July 2014, and the first trial ended in August of that year. However, the sentencing date has been pushed back 20 times. OUR life imprisonment is the most severe punishment for Japanese defendantbecause he is over 75 years old.
Fontes: CTV e Tokyo Shimbun