Capital punishment

Swede's death sentence in Thailand commuted

A 30-year-old Swedish man sentenced to death in Thailand for making methamphetamine, faces life in prison instead, Aftonbladet reports.

Kim Eriksson Sirawan was arrested in his home outside Bangkok in July last year. Police found a drug laboratory and 53 grams of methamphetamine in the man’s home. 

Although Eriksson Sirawan received a death sentence, the praxis in Thailand is to commute foreigners' death sentences to life in prison, which is what happened in this case too, Aftonbladet reports.

Eriksson Sirawan faces 45 years in prison for possession and production of narcotics.