China’s top court said Wednesday that it amended judgements for convicts in 9,635 cases last year and ordered to retrials to another 4,281.
wpid-chinese-prisoners.jpgThe total accounted for 0.15 percent of total cases tried last year, according to the annual report of the Supreme People’s Court (SPC), released on Wednesday.
“Wrongful verdicts have been corrected in a timely manner,” the report said, adding that Chinese courts last year rectified 10 major cases including a rape-murder case in 1996, in which an 18-year-old man was executed.
Last year, Chinese courts had upheld independence and advanced judicial reform centering on the goal of “let the people feel fairness and justice in every case,” said the report.
The English version of the report will be published later to increase international understanding of China’s judicial system. Enditem

Source: Xinhua

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