Politics & Government

August 14, 2011

Woman's rape case shows pitfalls of Chinese justice

In March 1997, Jia Hongling was raped by a low-level manager of a mining company in Henan Province. Jia, then 28, reported the sexual assault to the police in her hometown of Jiyuan in central China. In July, the policeman investigating the case raped her too. It took Jia eight years of filing complaints before the first man was sentenced to five years in prison. The policeman was never brought to trial.

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