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%uFFFD...Amnesty International today strongly condemned the expansion of China%u2019s lethal injection programme and called on the Chinese authorities to accelerate the abolition of the death penalty.
%u201CThis move goes against the spirit of the Olympic Charter for the Beijing Olympics, which places the preservation of human dignity at the heart of the Olympic movement. There is nothing dignified or humane in the state killing of individuals by whatever means,%u201D said Catherine Baber, Director of Amnesty International%u2019s Asia-Pacific programme.
It has also taken place just weeks after the UN General Assembly adopted a resolution calling for a worldwide moratorium on executions.
Amnesty International also challenges Jiang Xingchang%u2019s, vice-president of the Supreme People%u2019s Court (SPC), to explain how lethal injection execution is more humane than execution by shooting...%uFFFD (http://www.amnesty.org/en/for-media/press-releases/china-amnesty-international-calls-end-executions-not-expansion-lethal-in)
%uFFFD...18-year-old Noor-Ul-Islam Sherbaz was sentenced to life imprisonment on 13 April 2010, following demonstrations and subsequent violence in western China in July 2009. His trial was unfair and his confession may have been extracted under torture...%uFFFD ( http://www.amnesty.org/en/library/info/ASA17/017/2010/en)
Prof. Wang Xixin from Peking University Law School, who was among the experts invited to the discussion, told Xinhua that the draft showed "great progress".
One of the major problems of the current demolition regulation is that it focused solely on the "demolition" and "administration", according to Wang.
There should be no demolition without due expropriation procedure and reasonable compensation, said Prof. Qian Mingxing from the Peking University Law School, who took part in the discussion as well.
Wang said the draft revision, which adds "expropriation" before "demolition" in its title, showed emphasis on the due process.
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