China urges death penalty in deadly food scandals
Beijing: China`s Supreme Court is encouraging judges across the country to issue heavier sentences, including the death penalty, for people convicted in food safety scandals.
The Supreme People`s Court said in a notice posted on its website on Friday that courts should impose longer jail sentences and larger fines on people found guilty of violating food safety regulations. It said death sentences should be given in cases where people died.
Chinese courts execute more people than the combined total of all other countries. The latest directive runs counter to recent efforts by China`s top court and legislature to reduce the use of the death penalty. But it also comes amid a campaign by the country`s leadership to clean up the food supply following a series of safety scandals.
More from India
More from World
More from Sports
More from Entertaiment
- BJP MP Yogi Adityanath compares Akhilesh Yadav with 'Aurangzeb' and 'Kans'
- Acrimonious remarks of political leaders during UP elections
- UP polls: When fans played spoilsport for SP star campaigner Dimple Yadav
- Have political parties diverted from development agenda in UP elections?
- Pakistan cancels licenses of weapons issued to Hafiz Saeed and his aides
- Reliance Jio's tariff plan from April 1; voice calls, roaming to be free: Mukesh Ambani
- BMC exit poll: BJP predicted to score big in neck-and-neck battle with Shiv Sena
- How Kashmiris use children for 'meri jaan Pakistan' type 'freedom struggle' - WATCH
- Reliance Jio Prime Membership at Rs 99: All you need to know about the plan
- 'Intolerance brigade' attacks Zee News' #FatehKaFatwa host Tarek Fateh - WATCH