Chinese man executed in 1996 was innocentMay 25th, 2011 - 4:48 pm ICT by IANS
Beijing, May 25 (IANS) A man executed in China 15 years ago for rape and murder was probably innocent, the Shanghai Daily reported Wednesday.
Hugejile Tu, 18, was executed in June 1996 for the rape and murder of a woman in Hohhot, Inner Mongolian’s capital, in April that year, the daily quoted Yangcheng Evening News as saying.
In January 2007, it was reported that Zhao Zhihong, who was arrested in 2005 for the rape and murder of 27 women, confessed that he had killed the woman.
The Supreme People’s Court ordered the Inner Mongolia Higher Court to probe the case in 2007 but no further progress has been reported since then.
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