Is it fair for the elderly to receive lenient judicial punishment?

By Chen Ziqi China Plus Published: 2017-05-17 19:20:30
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The Pudong District of Shanghai is carrying out a pilot operation that elderly offenders over the age of 60 will not be charged for minor offences. 

A Xinhua report revealed that the Pudong New District People's Procuratorate published a guideline on dealing with criminal cases committed by elderly people in this April. 

It says:“For the cases that the public security organs report to arrest criminals, we should judge according to the circumstances, causes, consequences of the crime, as well as the criminal records and family situations of the criminals. For cases that won’t impede the proceedings from going on well, we should not arrest the criminals. For cases that we could choose to arrest or not arrest the criminals, we should not arrest them.” 

Is it fair for the elderly to receive lenient judicial punishment?

The audio clip is from Round Table, produced by CRI. 

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