Chinese Man Exonerated After Record 29 Years of Wrongful Imprisonment
A Henan man spent more than 29 years in prison for a murder he didn’t commit, according to China’s top prosecutor, setting a new record for the longest known wrongful imprisonment in China.
“Tan Xiuyi was given a suspended death sentence and jailed for 29 years for the tragic killing of a family,” the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) said in its work report delivered to the country’s annual key political gatherings known as the “Two Sessions,” which ended last week. The judicial authority said it lodged a protest against Tan’s conviction, leading to its reversal, and urged police to continue to track down the real killer.
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