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Story : China- Clenbuterol
File ID : 122517
Video ID : 591315
Dateline : Nov 25, 2011
Duration : 1'34
Locations : Henan, China
Type : Chinese/Nats
Source : China Central Television (CCTV)
Restrictions : Not access Chinese mainland
Pageview : 461
Summary : 113 people prosecuted during trial of cases involving Clenbuterol in C. China's Henan Province
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Zhengzhou City, Henan Province, C China - Nov 25, 2011
1. Mid of press conference held by Henan Provincial Higher People's Court
2. SOUNDBITE(Chinese) Tian Liwen, deputy president of Henan Provincial Higher People's Court:
"Five people involved in a case were prosecuted for the crime of ‘endangering public security by using dangerous means’, 39 people involved in 18 cases for the crime of illegal operation, 52 people involved in 33 cases for the crime of producing and selling poisonous food, 13 people involved in four cases for the crime of neglection of duty and four people involved in two cases for the crime of abuse of power."
3. Various of reporters attending press conference
4. SOUNDBITE (Chinese) Sun Zhenmin, deputy president of Henan Provincial Higher People's Court:
"Many farmers don’t know the danger of clenbuterol, to whom we’ll reduce the term of a sentence while to those who commit the crime purposely, we will give sever penalty sentences."
5. Various of reporters at press conference
6. Mid of press conference

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A total of 113 people in central China's Henan Province were prosecuted Friday for the crime of producing and selling clenbuterol, a poisonous feed additive that pig farms use to boost the output of lean meat.

The Henan Provincial Higher People's Court informs the public on the hearing of cases involving clenbuterol at a press conference.

“Five people involved in a case were prosecuted for the crime of ‘endangering public security by using dangerous means’, 39 people involved in 18 cases for the crime of illegal operation, 52 people involved in 33 cases for the crime of producing and selling poisonous food, 13 people involved in four cases for the crime of neglection of duty and four people involved in two cases for the crime of abuse of power,” said Tian Liwen, deputy president of Henan Provincial Higher People's Court.

During the trial, the prime culprit, Liu Xiang, was sentenced to death with a two-year reprieve, one person was sentenced to the life term, nine people sentenced with imprisonment over nine years, 20 people sentenced with n five to nine-year jail terms, 23 people sentenced with imprisonment between three and five years.

“Many farmers don’t know the danger for the use of clenbuterol, to whom we’ll reduce the term of a sentence while to those who commit the crime purposely, we will give sever penalty sentences,” said Sun Zhenmin, deputy president of Henan Provincial Higher People's Court.

By now, all the 59 cases involving clenbuterol have wound up.

 

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