THAILAND: TWO ISRAELI SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG OFFENCES
November 25, 2008: two Israelis convicted of drug trafficking were sentenced to death by a Thai court. The two men plan to appeal the sentence.
The Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem confirmed the report. Meanwhile, Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni announced that she may intervene in the affair should the sentences not be changed. The two Israelis, 34-year-old Vladimir Akronik and 37-year-old Alon Mahluf, were detained in the vicinity of Bangkok's Kao San Road in possession of 23,000 ecstasy pills about a year ago.
Thai media reported that the two arrived in Thailand from Europe and were detained after authorities received information about them from American officials. (Sources: Ynetnews.com, 25/11/2008)