Xinhua: China questions death penalty

From ChinaView.cn: ” Powerful arguments over the possibility of abolishing the in China have been voiced following the academic conference “the International Symposium on the Death Pnalty” held last month at Xiangtan in Hunan province.

Legal experts at the conference argued that China would need to limit the use of capital punishment when it ratifies the International Covenant on Civil and Political Rights, and that abolition was the mark of a ‘civilized society.'”

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