Re­cent pay­ments

China Daily (USA) - - CHINA - - CAO YIN

•The fam­ily of Hugjiltu, a young man from the In­ner Mon­go­lia au­ton­o­mous re­gion who was wrong­fully con­victed and ex­e­cuted for rape and mur­der in 1996, was awarded more than 2 mil­lion yuan ($295,000) in 2014, in­clud­ing 1 mil­lion yuan for their men­tal suf­fer­ing.

•Last year, Chen Man, from Sichuan prov­ince, who spent nearly 24 years in jail af­ter be­ing wrong­fully con­victed of homi­cide and ar­son, was awarded 2.75 mil­lion yuan, in­clud­ing 900,000 yuan for men­tal an­guish.

•Last year, Qian Ren­feng, 32, from Yun­nan prov­ince, won com­pen­sa­tion of 1.72 mil­lion yuan — 500,000 yuan for men­tal an­guish — af­ter be­ing wrong­fully im­pris­oned for 14 years for mur­der.

•In 2015, Nian Bin, 41, from Fu­jian prov­ince, re­ceived com­pen­sa­tion of 1.19 mil­lion yuan for phys­i­cal in­juries he sus­tained dur­ing 2,800 days in prison af­ter be­ing wrong­fully con­victed of killing two chil­dren with poi­son in 2006 — 550,000 yuan was awarded as com­pen­sa­tion for Nian’s men­tal an­guish.

•In March, the par­ents of Nie Shu­bin, who was con­victed and ex­e­cuted for rape and mur­der 22 years ago, were granted com­pen­sa­tion of 2.68 mil­lion yuan af­ter a re­trial last year quashed Nie’s con­vic­tion. Part of the pay­ment — 1.3 mil­lion yuan — was awarded for the par­ents’ men­tal an­guish.

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