How China is using the death penalty for drug dealers
A major reason for the death penalty in China is to dissuade drug trafficking, and the public nature of these executions shows China’s commitment to this policy, which has gained widespread public support.
For example, in December 2017, thousands of observers watched as 10 people were sentenced to death in a sports stadium in Lufeng in the southern Guangdong providence, about 100 miles from Hong Kong. Of the 10 executed, seven were convicted of drug-related crimes … To put on this spectacle, local residents received an official notice through the social media inviting them to attend the sentencing. As the crowd watched, a police truck with its blaring sirens arrived with the accused, who were each surrounded by four officers wearing sunglasses. Then, one by one, the accused were escorted to a small platform to hear their sentences read. After that, they were whisked away to be executed.
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How China Is Using the Death Penalty for Drug Dealers
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