Farmer compensated for wrongful jailing
A man in Haikou received 1.6 million yuan ($261,000) in compensation after being wrongfully imprisoned 14 years ago, thepaper.com reported on Thursday. Huang Jiaguang, 42, a farmer in the city’s Dongshan township, was detained in 1996 as a suspect in a 1994 murder case. He was sentenced to life imprisonment in 2000. Huang’s family appealed repeatedly. The provincial high court ruled recently that Huang was not guilty and released him on Sept 29.