The story of an 18-year-old man wrongfully convicted and executed for murder was front page news, and the subject of an editorial in the China Daily -- a government publication -- on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The editorial was unusual in that it bluntly acknowledged that use of torture by police was far from rare in China. Torture was used to extract a confession from Huugjilt, the 18 year old (pictured here) who was executed in 1996 and exonerated on Monday by regional court.
The story of an 18-year-old man wrongfully convicted and executed for murder was front page news, and the subject of an editorial in the China Daily -- a government publication -- on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The editorial was unusual in that it bluntly acknowledged that use of torture by police was far from rare in China. Torture was used to extract a confession from Huugjilt, the 18 year old (pictured here) who was executed in 1996 and exonerated on Monday by regional court. McClatchy
The story of an 18-year-old man wrongfully convicted and executed for murder was front page news, and the subject of an editorial in the China Daily -- a government publication -- on Tuesday, Dec. 16, 2014. The editorial was unusual in that it bluntly acknowledged that use of torture by police was far from rare in China. Torture was used to extract a confession from Huugjilt, the 18 year old (pictured here) who was executed in 1996 and exonerated on Monday by regional court. McClatchy

China clears convicted teen 18 years after his execution

December 16, 2014 12:11 PM

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