China: Death penalty continues to expand in 1995
AI believes that official statistics for death sentences and executions in China in 1995 are far below the actual number passed. The expansion in the scope of the death penalty means that many non-violent crimes such as economic crimes are punishable with the death sentence. Public 'sentencing' rallies and anti-crime crackdowns have also played a part in an increase in the application of the death penalty.
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