CHINA’S SPP IMPROVES COUNTRY’S JUDICIAL PROTECTION FOR MINORS

Highlights –

  • China’s SPP improves country’s judicial protection for minors.
  • Chinese procurators approved the arrest of 5,875 juvenile criminal suspects.
  • China saw the prosecution of 6,638 underage suspects in criminal cases.
  • From January to March China prosecuted 11,538 for crime against minors.

China Supreme People’s Procuratorate (SPP) reported that they have made headway in improving judicial protection for minors while dealing with juvenile crimes.

According to the SPP, in the first quarter of 2021, Chinese procurators approved the arrest of 5,875 juvenile criminal suspects, while granting leniency without arrest to 4,448 such suspects.

While over the same period, China saw the prosecution of 6,638 underage suspects in criminal cases. In addition, 3,674 juvenile criminal suspects were granted non-prosecution.

According to Shen Guojun, an official with the SPP, mentioned that the data further showed prosecutors having been prudent in approving the arrest of juvenile criminal suspects and favored education over punishment in handling their cases.

Lastly, the SPP mentioned that the Chinese procurators approved the arrest of 9,083 individuals for committing crimes against minors and prosecuted 11,538 for such suspected crimes from January to March.

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