Livni asks Thai foreign minister to commute Israelis' death sentence

Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni talked with her Thai counterpart on Wednesday afternoon about commuting the death sentences handed down there Tuesday against two Israelis convicted on drug-smuggling charges. The two men, Alon Mahluf, 37, and Vladimir Agronik, were arrested last year in a drug bust on Bangkok's Kao San Road, a destination popular with Israeli tourists. Thailand's foreign minister told Livni there were many more stages in the judicial process and said the death sentence was far from being executed. At the end of the conversation, they agreed that the Foreign Ministry would continue to follow the case.