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Azilah appeals against Altantuya murder conviction

SHAH ALAM, 10 April 2009: 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 Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar, 37, were found guilty by the High Court of murdering Altantuya in Mukim Bukit Raja here between 10am on 19 Oct 2006 and 1am the following day.

Sirul Azhar’s counsel, Ahmad Zaidi Zainal, told reporters that he would file his client’s appeal on 13 April.

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 31 Oct 2008 without his defence being called. — Bernama

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