Today saw Briton Akmal Shaikh executed by lethal injection for the smuggling of 4kg of Heroin. Regardless of whether you think capital punish is right or wrong, it would seem that China's history of infringing peoples human rights have well and truly shown wanting. Akmal was someone who suffered from Bipolar, and at the time of his smuggling and subsequent capture he was heavily delusional and had been taken advantage of. China state that he has no recorded history of mental illness and as such he was treated as a 'normal' smuggler. The British government has been harsh in its words towards China and demanded answers form its Ambassador to London, Gordon Brown has also contacted the Chinese Premier to lodge his concern. But with all these reports in the papers concerning this story, thy all seem to forget Britains seedy policy of extradition to the US, Gary McKinnion who also has mental health issues is going to be offered up to the US legal system like a sacrificial lamb. It was right for the Chinease to be condemned over this matter, but Britain should look at their own dirty linen before casting judgement on others. I don't think i'll use my Bipolar as an excuse if I break the law.