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Friday, 30 June 2017

War against Drugs: Chinese court sentences 13 drug dealers in front 10,000 people (Photos/Video)

Thirteen people have been sentenced to death by a Chinese court for their dealings in drug trafficking in the country, a trial which was held in a stadium filled with 10,000 people in order to raise awareness According to local reports, they were accused of producing and selling drugs in the city of Shanwei, southern China's Guangdong province.

The trial took place at an Arena on the 24th of June. Eight of those sentenced were executed immediately after the trial.   The Beijing News reported that 18 people were on trial at the joint court case by Shanwei Intermediate People's Court and the Lufeng People's Court.

Five were given suspended sentences while the remaining 13 were sentenced to death but the execution was not public.
Although, this isn't the first time a public court case has been held in the city. In 2015, 38 drug dealers were put on trial in front of 10,000 people as part of a public event to try and stop the illegal drugs trade in the region.
Watch the video below...


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