A death row inmate, Nguyen Thi Hue, 42, impregnates herself by injecting into her body via syringe, a fellow inmate’s sperm to avoid execution.
She bought the sperm from 27-year-old convict Nguyen Tuan Hung at fifty-million Vietnamese Dong ie one-thousand-six-hundred pounds (£1,600 or N457,095.44).
Nguyen Tuan Hung gave his semen to Hue in syringes, on two occasions in August 2015. Four prison guards have been suspended according to Vietnam’s Thanh Nien newspaper.
Hue who is due to give birth in April, got pregnant via personal artificial insemination in the prison located in the Northern province of Quang Ninh.
She is a convicted drug-trafficker from Lang Son Province in Vietnam; and was arrested in Quang Ninh in 2012 on suspicions of drug-trafficking.
Hue was sentenced to death in 2014.
According to Vietnamese laws, ”a pregnant woman or a mother whose child is less than 36 months old cannot be sentenced to death”.
Thanh Nien reports,
If a death sentence has already been imposed, it must be reduced to life imprisonment.
A similar situation occurred in 2007 when a death row inmate Nguyen Thi Oanh, fell pregnant after having sex with a male inmate. She gave birth in March 2007 and was spared the death penalty.