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March 9, 2008

Interesting capital news from China

Both Reuters and BBC News report on interesting death penalty developments from China.  Here is the start of the Reuters report:

China's top court has rejected 15 percent of death sentences handed by lower courts, citing poor evidence and procedural errors under new rules, but a top judge said the death penalty will remain in place for a long time.

China keeps secret the number of prisoners it executes, but international human rights observers have no doubt it judicially kills more than any other country -- with estimates of executions somewhere between 1,000 and 12,000 a year in recent times.

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