» 11/15/2006, 00.00
Death sentence for three Protestant leaders upheld
They have been convicted of murder and theft but their lawyers claim they were condemned without proof and on the basis of "confessions" extracted under torture. Most probably they will be executed in mid-December to prevent the Supreme Court from reviewing their case.
Three Protestant leaders condemned without proof executed in secret
Xu Shuangfu, Li Maoxing and Wang Jun were condemned to death for murder. They were executed in a Heilongjiang prison without advance warning given to their relatives or lawyers.
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Five Protestants sentenced up to five years in prison in Xinjiang
All five attended a bible study group as part of a group of 40 Christians. They were arrested for “gathering a crowd to disrupt social order”. Prosecutors reportedly sent the case back twice for further investigation before indicting them. All five pleaded not guilty and said they would appeal the verdict.
Harsh sentence for Chinese Protestant pastor "guilty" of printing bibles
His sentence, of two years imprisonment and a fine of 10,000 euros, was handed down on the same day as the head of the world's Anglicans discussed "closer collaboration for theological formation of the clergy" with Chinese leaders. The government says it is open to catechism classes for children.
New witnesses in support of condemned Catholics
The Palu Court has reviewed the case and referred it to the Supreme Court. But the police of Central Sulawesi insist the execution of the three men is "imminent".
Taipei, Justice Minister resigns because opposed to the death penalty
She has declared that she would rather die than to order the execution of one of the 44 inmates on death row. China has the primacy of death sentences in the world. But so far at least 139 countries have abolished it.
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