CHINA: WOMAN EXECUTED OVER CHILD PROSTITUTION
December 11, 2009: a woman in southwest China, Zhao Qingmei, was executed in Guizhou province after her final appeal was rejected, the Guizhou Daily reported.Â
Zhao was convicted of forcing 22 schoolchildren into prostitution from March to June 2006Â and aiding her husband in the rape of a child.
The report said the other defendants, including Zhao's husband, were given sentences ranging from jail time, including life sentences, to death with a two-year reprieve, a punishment normally commuted to life in prison. (Sources: Agence France Presse, 14/12/2009; http://www.capitalpunishmentuk.org/world.html)