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China’s SPC launches parole website

Updated: Feb 14,2015 2:39 PM     Xinhua

BEIJING — A website launched by China’s Supreme People’s Court (SPC) on Feb 13 will inform the public of commutation of sentences, parole and out-of-prison enforcement.

The public can access documents including applications for mitigation, parole or out-of-prison enforcement and the date when cases will be heard, according to a statement of the SPC.

If the cases will attract public attention and be influential, the videos of trials will be available on the website. The documents released will not include those that must not be made public according to law.

Jing Hanchao, vice-president of the SPC said courts should make full use of the platform to ensure each and every appropriate case is handled in a transparent and fair way.

The move is a response to misconduct in handling of cases in the past.