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Vietnam: 73-year-old Faces Death Penalty for Drug Trafficking

A 73-year-old Australian woman was sentenced to death in Vietnam Thursday on charges of drug trafficking. Vietnamese-born Nguyen Thi Huong was found guilty Wednesday of possessing at least 1.6 kilograms of cocaine hidden in 36 bars of soap while trying to board a plane to Australia in December 2014. The woman claims the soap was given to her by a woman named Helen, and that she had planned to take them to Australia as gifts. But the defense was unable to prove the identity or existence...

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