A photograph of Ismael Arciniegas, who was arrested in China in mid-2010 and sentenced to death after confessing that he had smuggled nearly four kilos of cocaine into the country. The Colombian government "deeply lamented" the sentence, which was carried out on Tuesday despite repeated requests for mercy and commutation of the death penalty. Photo: AFP

China executes Colombian drug mule despite pleas for mercy

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A photograph of Ismael Arciniegas, who was arrested in China in mid-2010 and sentenced to death after confessing that he had smuggled nearly four kilos of cocaine into the country. The Colombian government "deeply lamented" the sentence, which was carried out on Tuesday despite repeated requests for mercy and commutation of the death penalty. Photo: AFP
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