Chinese Report: Liaoning Province Procuratorate Introduces System to Clear the Names of the Wrongfully Accused

March 14, 2005

The China Youth Daily reports that over the past year, Liaoning province procuratorates have introduced a new system to clear the names of individuals mistakenly or falsely accused of crimes. The report notes that false accusations damage the reputations of the accused. When such cases arise under Liaoning’s new system, procuratorates are required to investigate and rectify the "harmful effects" of any false accusations. In one case described in the article, a local procuratorate held meetings to publicize its findings that a local enterprise manager had been wrongfully accused. As yet, no information is available from independent sources to confirm whether or not the procuratorates have implemented the new system in practice.