CHINA: TWO SENTENCED TO DEATH
September 23, 2011: the Intermediate People's Court of Xiangtan, in China's Hunan Province, sentenced Wang Yongzhong, the boss of a mafia-like gang, to death and fined him 2 million yuan. He was convicted of gambling, drug trafficking, assaults and holding people against their will.
The court also sentenced gang member Zhang Dijun to death with a two-year reprieve for a 2010 murder that Wang ordered. (Sources: Eastday.com, 25/09/2011)