China clears man of murder after 27 years behind bars

After serving nearly three decades in prison, Zhang Yuhuan has been exonerated this week by a court, which cited insufficient evidence to support his conviction. The high-profile case has thrown a spotlight on police torture in China's justice system. – EPA pic, August 6, 2020.A pic, August 6, 2020.

A CHINESE court has overturned the murder conviction of a man who spent 27 years behind bars for the crime, in a high-profile case that has thrown a spotlight on police torture in the justice system.

Zhang Yuhuan, 52, was jailed for the murder of two young boys in 1993 but always maintained he was tortured by police and forced to confess.

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