China official admits to torture

Link: BBC NEWS | Asia-Pacific | China official admits to torture.

Wang Zhenchuan, Deputy Procurator General, said at least 30 wrong verdicts were handed down each year because torture had been used. … A butcher executed for murder in 1989 was proved innocent when his alleged victim was found alive, while a man was freed after 11 years in jail when his wife, whom he was accused of killing, was also found alive. (China outlawed torture in 1996)

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