Judiciaries urged to prepare for revised compensation law

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China's Supreme People's Court urged lower courts throughout the country to carefully prepare for the revised Compensation Law on the day a wongfully convicted man received 650,000 yuan (96,000 U.S. dollars) in compensation after 11 years in jail.

In a statement to lower courts, the Supreme People's Court said the Compensation Law, which was revised at the end of last month and goes on effect on Dec. 1, is intended to make compensation claims against the state easier.

The revised law also raises compensation standards for individuals and organizations whose legal rights were infringed upon by the government, the statement said.

Zhao Zuohai, 57, who was wrongfully jailed for 11 years after being convicted of a murder that never happened received the compensation Thursday from Song Haiping, president of the Intermediate People's Court of Shangqiu City, north China's Henan Province.

Song said the compensation was made in line with the state Compensation Law.

The Supreme People's Court asked lower courts to carefully learn the revised law. It also urged enforcement personnel to fully carry out the compensation rulings handed down by court compensation committees and to take effective measures to eliminate miscarriages of justice.

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