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Chinese woman shot for the "kiss of death"

October 1 2007

Chinese court has sentenced to death a woman and awarded her lover "kiss of death."

According to Reuters, Xia Xin-Feng of Henan Province in central China had hidden in his mouth a tiny capsule with rat poison. Her partner Anh Mao-sheng, swallowed poison and died shortly thereafter.

Hsia and Mao have been together for several years. At the dawn of the relationship they had sworn that he was the one who will deceive the other must die.

According to the newspaper "Shanghai Daily", which refers to Reuters, Xia saw my partner "talk" with another woman, and suspected him of treason.

From the message is not clear about what kind of conversation, discussed and justified there were suspicions.

China does not publish official statistics of death sentences, but, according to human rights organization Amnesty International's position on this indicator, first place in the world. According to human rights activists, there are executed each year over 1000, reports BBC.

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