Hi guest, Register | Login | Contact Us
Welcome to Phayul.com - Our News Your Views
Sat 26, Jul 2014 10:34 AM (IST)
Search:     powered by Google
 MENU
Home
News
Photo News
Opinions
Statements &
Press Releases

Book Reviews
Movie Reviews
Interviews
Travels
Health
Obituaries
News Discussions
News Archives
Download photos from Tibet
 Latest Stories
Lhasa - Shigatse rail line operational from August
Tibetan exiles commemorate 100 years of Shimla Convention
Violence in Gaza "unthinkable", says the Dalai Lama
Tibetan commerce body holds two-day workshop for young entrepreneurs
Reports of Dalai Lama being unwell not true, says a close aide
Tibetan legislators lobby Indian MPs for Tibet
Three Tibetans arrested in Sog County
Tibetan monk commits suicide in protest against religious repression
Chinese activist Hu Jia beaten up by 'plain clothed men'
Tibetan monk freed after serving sentence
 Latest Photo News
Monks repairing road leading towards Tsuglakhang before the arrival of the Tibetan leader His Holiness the Dalai Lama from New Delhi. Incessant rain has caused the roads to wear out leaving huge potholes often leading to accidents. July 21, 2014/Phayul Photo/Kunsang Gashon
7 Petitioners lie on the pavement outside offices of China Youth Daily, after they drank pesticides to commit suicide. 12 people are being treated in hospitals after two separate incidents of mass suicide bids to publicize forced acquisition of land by government/16-7-2014, Telegraph
Incessant rain in Tibet's capital Lhasa has led to flooding in various parts of the city, including the sacred Jhokhang Temple/Photo/Lhasa Sonam's FB page
more photos »
Advertisement
China executes 15 men in a single day
Phayul[Friday, January 06, 2012 15:31]
Public parade of 15 men in a stadium at Hunan University in Changsha, China before their execution on December 29, 2011.
Public parade of 15 men in a stadium at Hunan University in Changsha, China before their execution on December 29, 2011.
DHARAMSHALA, January 6: In a brutal display of “justice”, China executed 15 men sentenced to death in a single day in Changsha City, the capital of southern China’s Hunan Province.

The sentencing was announced at a public assembly on December 29, 2011 at a stadium of Hunan University in Changsha where the men were put on display and paraded around the stadium, “packed with people from all walks of life,” before being taken away for execution, Chinese media reported.

The assembly intended to “strike hard on criminal activities” has, however, drawn strong public criticism and sparked an online controversy.

The fifteen men were sentenced to death for allegedly carrying out crimes of murder, robbery, and an explosion at a branch office of the Changsha municipal office of State Administration of Taxation in June 2010. Chinese media announced that they were “criminals who seriously endangered public security.”

A blog, titled Changsha’s Overnight Return to the Great Cultural Revolution Era, said: “Public trials and parading of prisoners is incompatible with a civilized society that implements the rule of law, but they have become increasingly frequent [in China] over the past few years.”

In photos that were recently released, Tibetans “accused” of peacefully demonstrating against the Chinese government have been being publicly paraded with boards announcing their “crimes” hung around their necks and their hands tied at the back.

Blogger Xiaohe wrote, “It is bad enough to parade prisoners in public, yet they even did it on a college campus.”

Photos published on Chinese media showed all 15 prisoners wearing a scarf around their necks. One blogger wondered, “Was there something inside [the scarves] to restrain their necks so they wouldn’t cry out for justice?”

Another blogger wrote: “Not a single corrupt official amongst the condemned, even though there are corrupt officials everywhere and just 200,000 RMB [embezzled] qualifies for the death penalty”.

China, as a state, kills the largest number of prisoners in the world with unofficial estimates of executions running into tens of thousands annually.

According to an Amnesty International 2010 report, the Chinese regime executes more people each year than the rest of world put together, but does not make its numbers public.

Amnesty’s Claudio Cordone said, “No one who is sentenced to death in China receives a fair trial in accordance with international human rights standards.”
Print Send Bookmark and Share
  Readers' Comments »
Be the first to comment on this article

 Other Stories
Self-immolations continue in Tibet: Two Tibetans set themselves ablaze in Ngaba
Mcleod Ganj misses its “God”
China executes 15 men in a single day
It’s my responsibility to urge not to follow Shugden deity: The Dalai Lama
Advertisement
Advertisement
Photo Galleries
Advertisement
Phayul.com does not endorse the advertisements placed on the site. It does not have any control over the google ads. Please send the URL of the ads if found objectionable to editor@phayul.com
Copyright © 2004-2014 Phayul.com   feedback | advertise | contact us
Powered by Lateng Online
Advertisement