China tries again to stop confessions through torture



Suspects must not be forced into confessing crimes and any evidence collected this way excluded from legal cases, the Chinese government said on Monday in its latest effort to try and stamp out the widespread practice.
China has long tried to eliminate a problem that regularly attracts international condemnation and has put a brake on China's efforts to have corruption suspects who have fled to Western countries extradited.
A joint statement issued by the Supreme Court, state prosecutor, public security, state security and justice ministries said the use of violence, threats or other... read more

 
10 October 2016 in World News, Views: 36
Source: Reuters
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