Na China é Assim!

Na China, o Congresso não quer saber de abolir a pena de morte para "crimes econômicos sérios" tais como corrupção. Mesmo sendo considerada uma ofensa não-violenta, eles adotam a pena de morte.

Death penalty for corruption to remain for now

By Guan Xiaomeng (China Daily - online)

Officials with the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislative body have denied discussions are under way to abolish the use of capital punishment for those involved in serious economic crimes.

Punishments for such non-violent offenses have long been in the legal limelight in China with many speculating legislators would move to abolish the most serious punishment under the law - the death penalty - in the most egregious cases.

The speculation, countered in statements by Premier Wen Jiabao, remains inconsistent with the current domestic criminal legislative and jurisdictional practices. It also does not reflect the current fundamental realities in the country, officials said, echoing Wen.

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