wrongful convictions

The Last Straw for Trust in China’s Courts?

At The Atlantic, Jiabao Du explains how a rape and murder trial in Hebei shows a deep lack of faith in China’s courts following a string of high-profile wrongful convictions. Wang Shujin was sentenced to death in 2007 for...

Chinese Court Upholds 8-year Sentence for American Citizen

The arrest of Chinese-American geologist Xue Feng on charges of violating state secrets has been a thorny issue for US-China relations ever since his arrest and  imprisonment three years ago. Recently, the Chinese courts have...

China Raises Compensation for Wrongful Imprisonment

According to a Xinhua report, the compensation rate for wrongful imprisonment will increase: China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) Friday ordered prosecutors to compensate victims of wrongful imprisonment at a...

Crime rising in 2005 – Tian Yu and Bu Yuntong

From Xinhua News Agency (in Chinese), translated by CDT (link): The total number of criminal cases handled by local courts and the number of convicts sentenced last year were, respectively 684,000 and 845,000, up 6.2% and 10% respectively over 2004, according to Xiao Yang, president of China’s Supreme People’s Court. Xiao indicated that the public […]

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