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Sirul Azhar files appeal

SHAH ALAM, 13 April 2009: Corporal Sirul Azhar Umar who was sentenced to hang for the murder of Mongolian Altantuya Shaariibuu filed his appeal today against conviction and sentence.

The appeal was filed at the High Court registry by his counsel, Ahmad Zaidi Zainal.

On 9 April, the High Court sentenced Sirul Azhar and Chief Insp Azilah Hadri to death for murdering Altantuya, 28, in Mukim Bukit Raja near here between 10pm on 19 Oct, 2006 and 1am the following day.

Azilah filed his appeal on 10 April. Azilah, 33, and Sirul Azhar, 37, were jointly tried with political analyst Abdul Razak Abdullah Baginda, 48, who was charged with abetting them but the latter was acquitted and discharged without his defence being called on 31 Oct last year. — Bernama


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