Looking inside ourselves and out at the world
Independent and neutral with regard to all political and religious orientations,® aims to promote awareness of the major democratic principles on which tolerance is based.

Teng Biao: “In China, courts are told what decision to make in important cases, including on the death penalty.”

Headline Title:  “In China, courts are told what decision to make on the death penalty" 16 April 2013 Speaking out against the death penalty in China can be a risky business as it can be perceived as a challenge to the state's authority.The Asian giant executed more people than the rest of the world put together in 2012 -- although the true number of executions may never be known as it remains a state secret.Few people have been more vocal in their opposition to this ultimate cruel punishment than Teng Biao, a 39-year-old Beijing lawyer and academic.He has dedicated the past 10…

Read complete article
© Amnesty International -

Follow us on ...
Facebook Twitter