capital punishment

November 29, 201138 Comments

Photos: The final 12 hours of Chinese women on death row

From IFENG Right before June 26, 2003, which is the International Day against Drug Abuse and Illicit Trafficking, lives of four female drug dealers incarcerated in a detention center in Wuhai were coming to an end. On the night of June 24, 2003, a photographer, with permission and consent from the relevant department and news subjects, walked [...]

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May 11, 20117 Comments

Xia Junfeng, a killer that the nation has pity for

From China Youth Daily Xia Junfeng and his wife have been poor all their life. Xia was laid off from a state-owned electric machinery factory and did several temporary jobs. His wife Zhang Jing worked as a cleaning lady at a hotel and a baker at a kindergarten. They have pinned their hope on their [...]

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April 22, 2011One Comment

Quick Update: Yao Jiaxin, the student murderer, is sentenced to death by local court Friday morning

Two week ago, MOT reported how a murder case has fueled Chinese public anger over the likelihood that the murderer might escape capital punishment. Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, knocked down a peasant woman named Zhang Miao while driving at around 11 p.m. on October [...]

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April 5, 201114 Comments

Chinese demand execution of a student, accuse state TV of siding murderers

Yao Jiaxin, a 21-year-old student at the Xi’an Conservatory of Music in northwest China’s Shaanxi Province, stabbed a peasant woman to death after hitting her with his car. Should he be sentenced to death?

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