CHINESE COALMINER SENTENCED TO DEATH FOR MURDERING MAN IN POLLUTION ROW
June 21, 2011: A court in China's northern region of Inner Mongolia sentenced to death a coal mine worker for killing a resident who had complained about pollution, state media said.
Sun Shuning was convicted of murdering Yan Wenlong after "a dispute over pollution caused by a coal mine" where Sun worked, the official Xinhua news agency said.
Sun killed Wen with his forklift, the report added.
"The act was utterly cruel, the crime very serious, and the consequences extremely bad," it cited the court in Xilinhot as saying. Xinhua provided no other details of the case. (Sources: Reuters, 21/06/2011)