Thursday, February 4, 2010

China Executed 25 People On Kidnapping

The court in southern China has sentenced 25 people to death for the series of abductions. In one case of abduction, a kidnapping victim was killed.

So reported the official news agency of China, Xinhua News Agency and reported by AFP, Friday (5/2/2010).

Decision to die is decided for the 9 cases of kidnapping. The trial took place in Guangzhou, capital of Guangdong Province.

Xinhua did not give details about the kidnapping cases are. But it is mentioned that a kidnap victim was killed due to violence defendants. Family compensated fatalities more than 150 thousand yuan.

Local courts also sentenced to imprisonment up to 26 other people 20 years old.

The death penalty is widespread in China. Even according to human rights groups, the number of prisoners executed in China each year more than the number of executions carried out around the country in the world.

According to a leading human rights organization, Amnesty International, the total capital punishment is carried out in China in 2008 was more than 1,700 people. According to Amnesty, there were 68 crimes in China that can carries a penalty of death, including fraud, bribery and drugs.