Miscarriages of Justice in China Prompt New Guidelines

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China has recently been uncovering a raft of miscarriages of justice. The latest case sees a man released after spending 17 years in prison for the murder of his wife. This latest case, and the many that have recently hit the headlines have led to new guidelines from the ruling Communist Party, regarding prosecution policy and procedures. The guidelines reaffirm the presumption of innocence, and makes police and prosecutors ‘responsible’ for erroneous convictions – removing the previous ‘conviction target’ system of appraising performance simply through numbers of convictions. Read more here:

Chinese man innocent after 17yrs in jail

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2 responses to “Miscarriages of Justice in China Prompt New Guidelines

  1. Docile Jim Brady – Columbus OH 43209

    The defendant is better off than many US defendants on the number of years wrongfully imprisoned .

    ¿ Does China compensate such defendants ?

  2. Pingback: Top Chinese Forensic Scientist Quits in Protest Over Miscarriages of Justice | Wrongful Convictions Blog

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