The HRIC Daily Brief is a daily selection of news stories and commentary related to human rights in China, drawn from Chinese- and English-language news and online media sources that we monitor daily. In addition to headlines and source links, HRIC also provides English translation of Chinese headlines.

Wednesday, August 14, 2013

Death Penalty (死刑)

Video reignites death penalty debate in China
Wall Street Journal, August 13, 2013

See Weibo post:
Lawyer Pang Kun, August 12, 2013
@庞琨律师: 司法处罚的文明程度也代表这个制度下的文明程度,这个视频至少可以认为鸡国的司法文明还停留在啫毛饮血阶段。但也不得不反思,那些高官犯罪份子可以享受的待遇 (The nature of judicial punishment also reflects the level of civilization of the entire social system. This video at least indicates that [China's] judicial civilization is stuck at a pre-historic age. It also makes us think about the special treatment received by criminals who were high-level officials.)