His family said?
Where do you get this information from?
From the family saying that he suffered from bipolar disorder?
I ask because that in and of itself does not mean that he could not distinguish between right and wrong, nor does it indicate that he was of such limited mental capacity that he could be duped into carrying a suitcase that did not belong to him.
What did China have to say about his supposed mental illness?Which hasn't been refuted by the British Government in any way in the provided news report.In a statement issued after the execution, the Chinese Embassy said
"As for his possible mental illness which has been much talked about, there apparently has been no previous medical record."
This is a barbaric act, a reflection of China's backwardness, a result of China flexing its muscles as an emerging global power and a worrying indication of China's hardline leadership emerging as they position themsleves for the Hu-Wen succession.
The standard of China's legal system is appalling. Of couse the Chinese communist party will receive comfort from the rightwing conservatives who agree with killing mentally ill people. Of couse Western conservatives finding common cause with repressive regimes on law and order issues is no great surprise.
There is a way to gain the whole world. It is to gain the people, and having gained them, one gains the whole world. There is a way to gain the people. Gain their hearts and minds and then you gain them. Mencius