China top court overturns controversial death sentence of abused wife

[JURIST] China’s highest Court on Tuesday overturned the death sentence of a woman convicted of killing her abusive husband in 2010. The Supreme People’s Court (SPC) [official wesbite, Chinese] remanded the case [Reuters report] of 43-year-old Li Yan to a high court in China’s Sichuan province, finding that her first trial lacked sufficient evidence and factual clarity. Yan beat her husband to death with an air gun in 2010 after nearly two years of marriage in which she suffered physical,…


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