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China to Tighten Supervision of Law Enforcement

On December 16, 2015, the Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPC) issued a directive to fully implement and standardize inspection and supervision of law enforcement involving criminal sentences. 

According to the directive, the police as well as law enforcement personnel in courts, prisons, detention centers, community corrective institutions, and other places involved in criminal sentences will be criminally pursued for violating of the rules. Also included are those who obtain confessions through torture; conduct illegal searches; accept bribes when conducting investigations; illegally deprive or limit the personal freedom of individuals joining the litigation; illegally seize or freeze assets; meet privately with litigious parties, their relatives, and interested parties; fabricate legal documents; bully convicts and their relatives, refuse their legal rights, or accepting money and gifts from them; ignore or cover up misconduct in sentence implementation or who abuse their power to influence commutation outcomes. 
Source: China’s Supreme People’s Procuratorate Website, December 16, 2015