Tuesday, February 24, 2004

Getting Serious With Workplace Killers

We Don't Need No Stinkin' Jails

OK, this might be just a little over the top...
China executes official in 2001 mine disaster


BEIJING (AP) - A former Communist Party official was executed Friday for trying to cover up a tin mine accident that killed 81 people in 2001, the government announced.

Wan Ruizhong, a former county party secretary in the southern region of Guangxi, was convicted of taking bribes from mine managers to conceal the July 17, 2001, accident. Other officials convicted in the disaster have been sentenced to up to 20 years in prison.