China: Executed “according to law”? The death penalty in China

Index Number: ASA 17/003/2004

This document describes the process that someone suspected of committing a capital crime goes through under the Chinese criminal justice system, from detention through to execution. This process will be described using examples of cases researched by Amnesty International, and others monitored in the official press in China.As shown, there is potential for the violation of human rights at every stage of the criminal justice process leading to execution.

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