China: Death penalty: 14 people sentenced to death in the Shenzhen Special Economic Zone, Guandong Province, including: Zhang Xiaojian, Qiang Chuqia, Qiu Dexi, Chen Zixie, Liu Gaowen, Chen Qiang, Chen Jingde, Fu Limin (f), Wen Yana (f), Xie Xiuyun (f), Ch
On 26 October the Shenzhen Intermediate People's Court sentenced the above to death after a three day trial. The 14 are alleged to have been members of a gang charged with a series of murders. The defendants have between three and 10 days to appeal to another court. Successful appeals are extremely rare.