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Chinese execution video reignites death penalty debate

Posted By admin On August 14, 2013 @ 11:09 am In World News | Comments Disabled

Tom Phillips
London Telegraph [1]
August 14, 2013

The five-minute film has been viewed more than two million times since it was posted on the Chinese [2] internet portal Sina on Monday and tens of thousands of micro-bloggers have weighed in on the gruesome scene.

The shaky footage shows locals gazing on from a rural hillside as a fleet of police vehicles pulls up in a field below, their sirens blazing.

A man is then hauled from one vehicle and led into a nearby stretch of farmland where he is photographed and forced to kneel.

Finally, the man keels over after appearing to receive a single shot to the head from a handgun. A police photographer then appears to take another photograph, this time of the victim’s corpse.

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[1] London Telegraph: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/10242463/Chinese-execution-video-reignites-death-penalty-debate.html

[2] Chinese: http://www.telegraph.co.uk/news/worldnews/asia/china/

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