People’s Daily: Domestic violence, a growing woe for Chinese women prisoners

From People’s Daily:

Domestic Violence Ah Cheng’s life seems miserable. She is skinny, weighing only 25 kg, and can not stand upright as she has been paralyzed since infancy.

But the greatest plague in her life was a abusive husband who treated her like a human punching bag for years. One night in 1995, with a kitchen knife, Ah Cheng killed her sleeping husband and ended up serving life in prison.

Chinese prisons now jail a rising number of women offenders like Ah Cheng, who were victims of domestic violence that retaliated by killing or wounding their husbands or other family members.

Twenty-two provinces have formulated regulations against , according to this April People’s Daily report.

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