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CHINA: COURTS URGED TO BE PRUDENT IN USE OF DEATH PENALTY

May 24, 2011: Chinese courts were told to pronounce a two-year suspension of execution for condemned criminals if an immediate execution is not deemed necessary.
The Supreme People's Court (SPC) said, in an annual report of the work of people's courts, that death penalty should only be applied to "a very small number" of criminals who have committed "extremely serious crimes."
Under the policy of "justice tempered with mercy," capital punishment reprieves should be granted as long as they are allowed by law, the supreme court said.
The people's courts have shown respect, in the use of death penalty, for the right to life, which is the most basic human rights, the report said.
"The report shows that China is more and more discreet on death penalty," Wang Sixin, a law professor at the Communication University of China, told the Global Times on May 24. The country's top court is expected to introduce a unified guideline over the use of the capital punishment in China soon. (Sources: Xinhua, Global Times, 24/05/2011)

GAZA: MILITARY COURT SENTENCES MAN TO DEATH
IRAN: 300 ON DEATH ROW FOR DRUG SMUGGLING
UAE: BLOOD MONEY PAID, 3 PUNJABI YOUTHS RETURN HOME FROM DUBAI
INDIA: SEARCH FOR HANGMAN DELAYS EXECUTIONS
SAUDI ARABIA: TWO MEN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
IRAN: TWO CHILD RAPISTS HANGED IN PUBLIC
IRAN: THE MAN WHO CARRIED OUT THE EXECUTION WAS 23 YEARS OLD - AUTHORITIES
CHINA ORDERS DEATH PENALTY FOR FOOD SAFETY CRIMES
INDIA: PRESIDENT GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR HANGING OF BHULLAR, DAS
IRAN: SIX PEOPLE EXECUTED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
UNITED ARAB EMIRATES: TWO FOREIGNERS SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR DRUG DEALING
IRAN: FIVE MEN HANGED IN PUBLIC
IRAN: SUPREME COURT GIVES GO-AHEAD FOR REVENGE OF WOMAN DISFIGURED WITH ACID
IRAN CONTINUES SECRET MASS EXECUTIONS IN VAKIL ABAD PRISON IN MASHHAD
MAURITANIA: 13 QAEDA PRISONERS MOVED TO SECRET SPOT
EGYPT: CRIMINAL COURT HANDS DOWN FIRST DEATH SENTENCE IN REVOLUTION KILLINGS
IRAN: MAN HANGED FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING
IRAN: THREE PEOPLE HANGED
SAUDI ARABIA: MAN BEHEADED FOR MURDER
SAUDI ARABIA: TWO SAUDIS BEHEADED FOR MURDER
N KOREA PURGES DEPUTY SPY CHIEF
SRI LANKA: DEATH ROW PRISONERS COMMENCE A FAST UNTO DEATH
IRAN: THREE MEN HANGED IN ISFAHAN
PAKISTAN: CAMPAIGN AGAINST DEATH SENTENCE TO JUVENILES
OHIO (USA): MAN EXECUTED FOR 1984 MURDERS
EGYPT: MILITARY COURT SENTENCES FOUR TO BE HANGED
CHINA EXECUTES CONVICTED KILLER AFTER RAISING SENTENCE
IRAN: THREE MEN EXECUTED
IRAN: 11 HANGINGS FOR DRUG TRAFFICKING, RAPE
MYANMAR: PRESIDENT ANNOUNCES AMNESTY FOR DEATH ROW PRISONERS

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