Family of wrongly killed man may get $193,860: media
Updated: 2014-12-16 09:57
Shang Aiyun, 62, Huugjilt's mother, cries after receiving the news of her son's acquittal. [Photo/thepaper.cn]
The parents of a young man wrongly convicted and executed in a controversial 1996 rape and murder case in Inner Mongolia autonomous region are expected to get around 1.2 million yuan ($193,861) in compensation, according to Chinese law, news.163.com reported.
Huugjilt, who was 18 when he died, had his innocence officially recognized on Monday by the Inner Mongolia Autonomous Regional Higher People's Court.
The news network cited State Compensation Law Article 27 that for each death resulting from faulty legal procedure, compensation is 20 times the average worker's annual pay in the past year. The sum covers compensation for death plus funeral expenses.
The average worker's annual wage in 2013 was 45,676 yuan, so state compensation in this case works out at about 913,500 yuan.
In addition, Huugjilt's parents can apply for mental damages, which, as the law prescribes, range from 1,000 yuan to 35 percent of the state compensation. In this case the maximum sum would be more than 300,000 yuan.
The report said the state may also consider the living expenses of Huugjilt’s parents while issuing the compensation.
Li Sanren, Huugjilt's father, is 70 and his mother, Shang Aiyun, 62.
Huugjilt was found guilty of raping and murdering a woman in a public toilet in Hohhot on April 9, 1996. He was sentenced to death and executed in June 1996.
The court brought 30,000 yuan ($4,500) in compensation while delivering the retrial verdict to Huugjilt's parents at their home in Hohhot, capital of Inner Mongolia autonomous region on Monday morning, and also pledged further compensastion.The lawyer representing Huugjilt said a process will be soon initiated to ask for State compensation since his client was exonerated.
Earlier this month, Inner Mongolia Public Security Bureau had established a team to investigate all the police officers involved in the processing of the case in 1996, to find out the policemen, prosecutors and judges who could be blamed for the wrongly executed case. The team is led by bureau's deputy head.