Death Sentences to go down in China
The tide is changing its position! The country’s highest law institution, the Supreme People’s Court has told the lower courts to suspend death sentence for the next two years.
“Suspend the death sentence for two years for all cases that don’t require immediate execution,” the report confirmed.
China has made few promising changes in the last couple of years to reduce the number of death sentences. There has been a drastic change at the start of this year, when government decided to cut short the number of crimes which result in death penalty from 55 to 13. The Supreme Court has put the point across that it is only applicable in cases where there is no need for ‘immediate execution’ to be issued.
There is a list of crimes which government is looking to bring down and eradicate it completely. There is also a possibility that those who would be benefitted from the decision may never be executed.
The following is one of the sections of the report: Strictly control and unify standards relating to the death penalty, and ensure that it only applies to a very small minority of criminals committing extremely serious crimes. It marks down the beginning of law reforms in the country as there was ‘some serious thinking’ required over here.
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