[베이징=AP/KNS뉴스통신] 중국에서 19일 아침, 2명의 고위 공무원이 부패혐의로 사형이 집행된 것으로 알려졌다.
중국 신화통신에 의하면 이들은 뇌물수수, 횡령, 권력남용의 혐의로 각각 사형선고를 받았다고 전했다.
중국내 관료사회의 부패가 만연한 가운데 살인이나 극악한 범죄에 대해서만 사형이 선고된다.
China executes 2 former officials for bribery
BEIJING (AP) — Two former vice majors in eastern China who were convicted of bribery have been executed.
China's official Xinhua News Agency says Xu Maiyong and Jiang Renjie were executed Tuesday morning.
Xu of Hangzhou city in Zhejiang province was convicted of bribery, embezzlement and abuse of power and sentenced to death in May.
Jiang of Suzhou city in Jiangsu province was convicted of bribery and sentenced to death in 2008.
Xinhua says appeals by both men of their original death sentences were rejected by higher courts.
Corruption is widespread among officials in China, but few cases result in death sentences unless they are linked to murder or other violent crimes.
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