Facts Check: Did China execute 26 corrupt politicians

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Brief Outline: A whatsapp message claims “China executes 26 corrupt politicians, why can’t our country do it ?? Forward to all”, China executes 26 corrupt politicians meanwhile in Kenya, a thief is applying makeup in court.

Facts Check: Fake

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China executes 26 corrupt politicians, why can’t our country do it ?? Forward to all”, China executes 26 corrupt politicians meanwhile in Kenya, a thief is applying makeup in court.

 

China executes 26 corrupt politicians. This is from FB. In India corrupt leaders throw bones to Indian citizens and they start praising them, voting them and finally get kicked in ass.

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Facts Check Analysis: We did a lot of Google search and most of the search pointed to the same link claiming that “China executes 26 corrupt politicians.”, however the links were not credible to prove the search we were looking for.

This image shows a group of criminals, not corrupt politicians. It dates from 2004. These are criminals from Wenzhou, Eleven of them were executed. China does not have the death penalty for corruption.

However one search pointed us to Getty images which claims “WENZHOU, CHINA: CHINA OUT Chinese police show of a group of hardcore convicts at a sentencing rally in the east Chinese city of Wenzhou, 07 April 2004, where 11 prisoners were later excuted for various crimes. Amnesty International has called for a moratorium on the death penalty in China, saying the country’s dysfunctional criminal justice system meant many innocent people were being executed, after a senior Chinese legislator suggested China executes at least 10,000 people a year, about five times more than the rest of the world combined. AFP PHOTO (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images

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For the first time in 30 years, China's top legislature proposed this week to reduce the number of crimes punishable by execution. The proposal, albeit largely symbolic, has drawn renewed attention to China's controversial death-penalty policy, under which 68 crimes are punishable by death and more executions take place each year than in the rest of the world combined.



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