Yinchuan bus ar­son­ist ex­e­cuted

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

An ar­son­ist, who set a bus on fire in Yinchuan in Jan­uary, killing 18 peo­ple, was ex­e­cuted on Fri­day, ac­cord­ing to the re­gional govern­ment. Ma Yong­ping was ex­e­cuted by or­der of the Yinchuan In­ter­me­di­ate Peo­ple’s Court af­ter the Ningxia High Peo­ple’s Court dis­missed his ap­peal in Septem­ber, up­hold­ing the ini­tial ver­dict. Ma was sen­tenced to death for ar­son. He set the bus on fire us­ing gaso­line on Jan 5.

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