4 ac­quit­ted men get com­pen­sa­tion

China Daily (Hong Kong) - - CHINA -

Four men who were wrongly con­victed 13 years ago have each been awarded 2.27 mil­lion yuan ($337,000) from the State, the Jiangxi Pro­vin­cial High Peo­ple’s Court said. Huang Zhiqiang, Fang Chun­ping, Cheng Fa­gen and Cheng Lihe were sen­tenced to death by a court in Jingdezhen in July 2003 for mur­der, rape and rob­bery. The ap­peal process had been on­go­ing since that time, and last year, the Jiangxi High Court ruled that the facts were un­clear, the ev­i­dence in­suf­fi­cient, and the au­then­tic­ity and le­git­i­macy of the men’s confessions in doubt.

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