Acquittals in China fall, top court says

March 12, 2015 7:31 AM

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China's courts had a conviction rate of 99.93 percent in 2014, with just 778 criminal defendants being declared innocent from more than a million accused, a report released by the Supreme People's Court showed on Thursday.

In his report to the annual session of the National People's Congress, chief justice Zhou Qiang said 1,317 cases had been revised, with "a number" of wrongful sentences corrected.

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