China mulls harsher punishment for principal criminals of organized crimes

17:27, December 20, 2010      

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China has been considering harsher punishment for principal offenders of organized crimes in its latest draft amendment to the Criminal Law.

Tougher penalties will be imposed on convicts who are proved guilty of organizing and leading mafia-style organizations, according to the draft of the eighth amendment to the Criminal Law, which was submitted to the Standing Committee of the National People's Congress (NPC), China's top legislature, for approval Monday.

The NPC Standing Committee opened its bimonthly session Monday to examine and discuss a series of draft laws.

Source: Xinhua
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