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Scandal-driven judicial reform in Henan gets public support


16:34, December 12, 2011

BEIJING, Dec. 12 (Xinhua) -- Judicial reforms in central China's Henan province, many of which were initiated in response to scandals, have received support from the public, according to a report in the Monday edition of the People's Daily newspaper.

According to the report, the rate of public satisfaction with the province's courts rose from 84.5 percent in 2006 to 93.6 percent last year.

Moreover, the number of petitions to central governmental and judicial departments in Beijing complaining about the province's judicial system saw an 83-percent drop on a year-on-year basis, the report said.

The province's judicial system previously came under fire for a scandal in which an innocent man was jailed for more than 10 years.

In May 2010, Zhao Zuohai was acquitted after serving 11 years in prison for murder when the supposed murder victim, Zhao Zhenshang, was found alive and well.

Four days after Zhao Zuohai's release, he received a sum of 650,000 yuan (96,000 U.S. dollars at the exchange of time) in compensation and from the local court.

Zhang Liyong, chief judge of the Henan Higher People's Court, also visited Zhao Zuohai's home and apologized for the wrongful conviction.

The judicial system should not shirk its responsibilities but should confront the scandal head-on, the newspaper quoted Zhang as saying.

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