Sus­pended death sen­tence dropped for some

China Daily (Canada) - - NEWS CAPSULE -

Crim­i­nals con­victed of se­ri­ous cor­rup­tion charges who have re­ceived a two-year sus­pended death sen­tence will face life im­pris­on­ment af­ter the two years, ac­cord­ing to an amend­ment sub­mit­ted to the leg­is­la­ture.

Law­mak­ers de­bated the pro­posal and will de­cide whether to adopt it later.

The pro­posal aims to “safe­guard ju­di­cial fair­ness” and pre­vent “the most cor­rupt crim­i­nals from serv­ing shorter prison terms through com­mu­ta­tion,” ac­cord­ing to a third draft of an amend­ment to the Crim­i­nal Law filed at the six-day bi­monthly ses­sion of the Na­tional Peo­ple’s Congress (NPC) Stand­ing Com­mit­tee.

The pro­posal tar­gets of­fi­cials who il­le­gally seek com­mu­ta­tion, pa­role or non-prison sen­tences, said Prof Ruan Qilin of the China Univer­sity of Po­lit­i­cal Science and Law.

Newspapers in English

Newspapers from China

© PressReader. All rights reserved.