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Chinese court executes man without telling family: Media

Published on Jul 14, 2013 7:25 PM

BEIJING(AFP) - A Chinese court executed a man on death row without notifying his family and then defended its actions, sparking anger online, local media reported on Sunday.

Businessman Zeng Chengjie was executed on Friday after being sentenced in 2011 for fraud and illegal fundraising involving 3.4 billion yuan (S$699 million), the Beijing Times said.

His daughter complained on Sina Weibo, a Twitter-like microblog, that the court in Changsha, central China, had not notified the family beforehand.

The court replied via its own weibo account on Saturday, saying "the law does not have a written rule that convicts being executed must see their families".

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