Environmental crimes can be punished by death in China

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A new judicial explanation came into force on 18 June 2013 stating that in the most serious cases, the death penalty could be handed down to polluters.

“The environmental watchdog will strengthen monitoring measures, especially on enterprises that previously used toxic substances and discharged dangerous waste, or are located in environmentally-sensitive areas where major environmental pollution accidents have happened over the past one or two years, the statement said.”

To read more: http://www.china.org.cn/environment/2013-06/20/content_29173772.htm

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