China to execute street vendor who reportedly killed officials in self-defence
BEIJING (AFP) - China will execute a street food vendor who stabbed two urban security officials following a street dispute, a court said on Wednesday, provoking outrage online.
China's Supreme Court upheld a death sentence against Xia Junfeng, who murdered two "city management" officials after a dispute over his streetside stall in 2011, the Shenyang Intermediate People's court in northeast China said in a verified social media account.
The execution would be carried out on Wednesday, the Shenyang court added.
Xia had appealed his sentence on the grounds he killed the two officers in self-defence when they savagely attacked him and others in the city of Shenyang as he sold food, reportedly barbecued meat, on the street.