China prisoners to be executed by injection rather than bullets
Instead of bullets, China plans to use injections when executing its prisoners.The director general of the research bureau of the Supreme People's Court said using injections were more humane than bullets and it reduces the criminals' fear and pain compared with gunshot execution.
China will start executing prisoners by lethal injection rather than bullets by the end of this year, state media said Tuesday.
This method is described as a new and more humane form of death penalty, raising China to the level of other modern nations.
Hu Yunteng, director general of the research bureau of the Supreme People's Court, told China Daily that lethal injections are considered safer.
“It is considered more humane as it reduces the criminals' fear and pain compared with gunshot execution,” Mr. Hu said.
But human rights activists accused Chinese prison authorities of selling the organs of prisoners who have been executed.
Some people have become suspicious and claim that the lethal injection was chosen in order to better preserve organs for sale.
Human rights activists have accused Chinese prison authorities of involvement in the trafficking of organs taken from executed prisoners.
For this reason some people suspect that execution by lethal injection was adopted in order to better preserve organs for sale.