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Azilah appeals against conviction in Altantuya murder

Posted in Uncategorized by malaysiasms on April 11, 2009

The Malaysian Insider

SHAH ALAM, April 10 – Chief Insp Azilah Hadri who was sentenced to death yesterday for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu filed his appeal today.

The notice of appeal against conviction and sentence was filed by his counsel, J. Kuldeep Kumar.

Azilah, 33, and another policeman, Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 37, were found guilty by the High Court here of murdering Altantuya in Mukim Bukit Raja here between 10am on Oct 19, 2006, and 1am the following day.

Meanwhile, Sirul Azhar’s counsel, Ahmad Zaidi Zainal, told reporters that he would file his client’s appeal on Monday.

Azilah and Sirul Azhar were jointly tried with political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, 48, who was charged with abetting them but Abdul Razak was acquitted and discharged on Oct 31 last year without his defence being called. – Bernama

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