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  • "The justice system has been very severe, but this is a fair and independent justice system. For the family, it's a great pain we have to accept," Ms. Traxel said, her voice cracking with emotion as she spoke to reporters outside the courtroom.

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  • "I think this decision is too, too severe for him, and our family has more than ever to show solidarity and be supportive, for his health for the rest of his life," said Ms. Traxel, a former Vietnamese boat person.

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