Saturday, July 24, 2010

China 'may review execution policy changes'

July 23, 2010

China is considering reviewing the number of crimes which attract the death penalty, a report suggests.

The country's highest law-making body will debate a draft amendment to the criminal law next month, a report in a liberal newspaper said.

There are currently 68 crimes which carry the death penalty in China.

The South Weekend newspaper quotes a law professor at Beijing University as saying this was unnecessary and hurt China's global image.