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A Chinese woman who killed her abuse husband was sentence to death

Li Yan quarrelled with her drunken husband on the night of November 3, 2010. He threatened to shoot her in the buttocks with an air rifle while she was washing dishes at their home, and then began kicking her.

Li then hit her husband twice with another gun that she had grabbed from nearby, accidentally killing him.She dismembered his corpse, throwing most of his body parts in a public toilet and a dyke.
Li was sentenced to death by the Ziyang Intermediate People's Court and lost her appeal at the Sichuan Higher People's Court in August. The Supreme People's Court authorised her execution this month.

More than 400 lawyers and women's rights activists have sent a petition letter to the Supreme People's Court


Nakinti's picture

Ni hao

Ni hao redsbird,
Why would they treat her like that?
Even though she did not report herself to forces of law and order, she should be given a lighter sentence...oh my!
I pray the petitions work for her.
Xiexie for sharing this story.

Nakinti B. Nofuru
2013 VOF Correspondent
Reporter for Global Press Institute
Bamenda - Cameroon

Chrisitina's picture

Well, in China, women do not

Well, in China, women do not have much resort when it comes to family abuse. I'm not saying that killing her husband was legal. Rather, it's a tragedy that puts a victim of abuse in the position to pay for the lack of a sound legal system.

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