Wednesday, November 01, 2006

[china] live and be executed

How would you like to live in China? China's highest court must now approve all executions under legislation enacted Tuesday, prompting human rights activists to express hope that the country will reduce its use of the death penalty. This follows reports of wrongly convicted people being executed and criticism that the death penalty has been imposed arbitrarily by lower courts, even for tax evasion. In a previous report, China has equipped its courts with mobile execution vans to make the process quicker and easier and have started using the new "civilised" lethal injection.

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