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[UPDATED] Australia has said it would refuse Malaysia's request to extradite for…

[UPDATED] Australia has said it would refuse Malaysia's request to extradite former policeman Sirul Azhar Umar, who is facing the death sentence.

Sources from the Australian Attorney-General’s Chambers said its extradition law does not allow a person to be surrendered to the demanding country for an offence which is punishable with death, according to a report in the Sydney Morning Herald today.

The refusal remains, unless the country requesting extradition gives Australia an undertaking that the death penalty will not be carried out.

Australia is one of several countries which have abolished the death penalty.

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