In China, former police chief of the northern region of Inner Mongolia was executed today after convicting him of murder, bribery and possession of fire arms and explosives.
State media reported that a court in Taiyuan City in the northern province of Shanxi announced that Zhao Liping had been put to death, after approval of the supreme court.
The Taiyuan court last year found Zhao guilty of killing a 26-year old lady. He also took over two million yuan in bribes and illegally stored 91 detonators in his office while working as the police chief of Inner Mongolia from 2008 to 2010.
China does not provide statistics for how many people it executes each year, but Amnesty International believes China is the world’s top executioner, putting to death more than 1,000 people in 2016.