原文标题：China prisoners paraded on live TV before execution
BEIJING: Four gang members from Southeast Asian countries were executed in China on Friday for the murder of 13 sailors on the Mekong river, after being paraded on live state television.
Naw Kham, a Myanmar drug gang leader, and three of his accomplices faced lethal injection with a mixture of defiance and fear in the broadcast on CCTV which showed them being taken from prison to the execution cite.
The four, along with two other accused, admitted intentional homicide, drug trafficking, kidnapping and hijacking at their trial last year, state news agency Xinhua said, over a raid on two Chinese riverboats in October 2011.
Xinhua described Naw Kham as "the boss of the largest armed drug trafficking gang" on the river which flows through China, Laos, Myanmar, Thailand, Cambodia and Vietnam, adding that he was nicknamed "the Godfather".
The incident sparked outrage in China, where photographs of the gagged and blindfolded victims circulated online, and the progress of the case has been given prominent coverage in state media.
In the broadcast Naw Kham, 43, smiled slightly before grimacing as a restraining rope was tied around him in the prison in Kunming, in the southern province of Yunnan.
He then emerged into bright sunlight and a bank of television cameras, before being put into a van and driven away.
His fellow inmates, named by state media as Hsang Kham, 61 from Thailand, Yi Lai, 55, stateless, and Zha Xika, 28, from Laos, followed. The two older men looked grim-faced, while the younger convict's features crumpled.
CCTV cut to interviews with police officials outside the prison before returning to a studio discussion on the case. "He's eaten well, he's slept well, he's looking better than when he was arrested," said one of the panel.
Before the conclusion of the programme, which ran for almost two hours, a statement on the Yunnan provincial security bureau's website said all four had been executed.
Interviewed by CCTV earlier this week, Naw Kham said: "I miss my mother. Good people will turn bad in the Golden Triangle, you can't resist the temptation.
"I hope my children will not follow my example. I wish them a good future and hope they will study hard."
Shown a picture of the families of the dead, he said: "I have sent money to the relatives of the victims. Their pains are just like mine, I have children, I want to be with them when I get old.
"I want to live, I don't want to die."
Recent reports in Chinese state media said that officials considered killing him with a drone strike in Myanmar during the hunt but instead decided to capture him alive. In the event he was arrested in Laos and flown to China.
Salil Nair (Beijing)
Thats China for you. While Hafiz Saeed continues to mock India from Pakistan...
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Surya Mohan (Allen Texas USA)
Such treatment may horrify criminals and may work out in reducing henious crimes.
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India should do the same. Public hanging will deter future crimes.
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This is what should be done to Modi for the mass murder of innocents in Gujrat
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homer (albion) replies to Gaandpatibapa
Try burning people alive in USA and see the result. Who told the scums to burn innocent people in the train?
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Zaveri (Mumbai) replies to Gaandpatibapa
i know alot of people will disagree with you , but u r right , modi should be hanged as well
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Jai Hind (London) replies to Zaveri
Modi is next PM and we need more such people to clean the pigs from this earth.
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Amit P (New Delhi) replies to Gaandpatibapa
When will Indian politician get similar guts to send the right message against criminals, murderers and rapists. !!!!!
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They are paraded before the rich fat Arabs who need body transplant. It’s called Chinese medical tourism.
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We must use the same punishment for murderers, rapists, and islamic terorrists, then and only then crime and teroorirsm will be under control.
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India should learn from China....
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Jai Hind (London)
India must do this to Daud who is hiding in pakistan??????????
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Mulla (Mecca) replies to Jai Hind
I will not be surprised if Indian Govt awards Bharat Ratna to D
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Good governance against crime........same must be done to every child and adult rapist and killer
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Why isn't India doing the same thing(execution)to every terrorist,rapist,thief,etc.?
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Bahu Virupaksha (Pondicherry)
China can teach a lesson to India. The way in which China captured this drug lord brought him to China tried him and his associates and carried out the judiciasl verdict must be a lesson to a bumbling Indian government.
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COLRANBIRLAMBA lamba (PTA)
PUNISH ALL CULPRITS LIKE THIS IN INDIA TOO
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Dhakkan (World Citizen)
bone chilling, but how do u curb crimes otherwise?
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How was the trial? Was it open and fair? We have a news under the heading ' 'cannibal cop' trial' . There we have all the information of conviction. Even the body language of juries were noted and circulated. Unless this is done, there always remains the possibility of miscarriage of justice. Does China still live in the age of war lords?
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China very well knows how to govern and how to contain crime. This is the best way. In our country, we are hippocrates. We, especially our courts see very high standards of western developed world where almost 100% are literate and poverty level is minimum to zero. Here, we are 50% illiterate and same number survive on subsistence and even on thrown food by others.
We have beastly dreaded criminals moving in our streets and our courts do not allow such criminals even to hand-cuff. And then we carry the flag high of 'Human Rights' and 'Human Dignity'. Come on!!! We must learn lessons of governance from China. Let the Human Rights activists run their shop and let them bark. But if we really want to contain crime, we must have to take such bold steps against organized criminals and dons.
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