Highlights of work report of China's Supreme People's Procuratorate

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    BEIJING, March 10 (Xinhua) -- China's Procurator-General Cao Jianming delivered a report on the work of the Supreme People's Procuratorate (SPP) on Monday at the second session of the 12th National People's Congress, China's top legislature.

    Following are the highlights of Cao's report.

    WHAT WAS DONE IN 2013

    -- Approved the arrest of 879,817 criminal suspects and prosecuted 1.32 million criminal suspects

    -- Approved the arrest of 500,055 suspects and prosecuted 580,485 on violent crimes, crimes related to mafia-like organizations and drug-related crimes, among others

    -- Formulated the opinion on the punishment on sexual assaults against minors in accordance with law in collaboration with other authorities

    -- Prosecuted the arrest of 2,395 suspects on trafficking of women and children

    -- Investigated 51,306 people in 37,551 cases of work-related crimes including graft, bribery, dereliction of duty and infringement of rights

    -- Investigated 2,871 public servants above county levels, including 253 at city levels and eight at provincial and ministerial levels, in 2,581 cases of graft, bribery, and embezzlement of public funds involving more than 1 million yuan (about 163,300 U.S. dollars)

    -- Cracked down on crimes which sabotaged elections and infringed on citizens' democratic rights

    -- Investigated and punished 11,948 administrative law enforcers and 2,279 judicial staff on abuse of power for personal gains, embezzlement and bending the law for personal interests, and dereliction of duty

    -- Brought criminal charges against 5,515 people for offering bribes, an increase of 18.6 percent year on year

    -- Retrieved illegal gains worth of 10.14 billion yuan, and arrested 762 suspects of work-related crimes who had been on the run

    -- Dropped arrests of 100,157 people and dropped prosecution of 16,427 people on grounds of insufficient evidence and failing to constitute crimes, an increase of 9.4 percent and 96.5 percent year on year respectively

    -- Rectified mishandling in granting commutation, parole and temporary execution of sentence outside prison for 16,708 people, an increase of 16.8 percent year on year

    -- Investigated and punished 4,549 public servants in commercial bribery cases

    -- Investigated and punished 8,173 people suspected of work-related crimes in project bidding, fund management, and quality supervision

    -- Prosecuted 84,202 suspects on serious economic crimes, including financial fraud, contract fraud, insider trading, illegal fund-raising, and pyramid selling

    -- Prosecuted 8,802 suspects on infringement of right to trademark and patent, copyright and commercial secrets

    -- Prosecuted 10,540 suspects involved in food-safety and fake drug cases, an increase of 29.5 percent year on year

    -- Investigated 1,066 people in 685 cases of suspected dereliction of duty and bribery that were related to serious accidents such as fires and mine accidents

    -- Prosecuted 20,969 suspects for involvement in major environmental pollution accidents, illegal mining, and illegal and reckless felling

    -- Investigated and punished 1,290 people suspected of work-related crime involving environmental oversight, pollution control, and ecological restora

    WHAT TO BE DONE IN 2014

    -- To provide judicial support for comprehensively deepening reforms by helping regulate the market' s economic order, cracking down on serious economic crimes, investigating work-related crimes involving public funds, state assets, state-owned resources and urbanization, and protecting legitimate interests of state and non-state enterprises on an equal basis

    -- To maintain social stability through lawful crackdown on hostile forces that target to separate, infiltrate and overthrow the country, on terrorism and violent crimes, and on crimes that could seriously undermine social and public security and safety of people' s lives and property

    -- To intensify efforts to investigate, punish and prevent work-related crimes with zero tolerance for corruption

    -- To intensify supervision, promote strict law enforcement and uphold justice by focusing on rectifying illegitimate practices such as prosecuting cases on a selective basis, collecting evidences in an illegal manner, the abuse of compulsory measures and imposing improper sentences

    -- To strengthen reforms from within the procuratorates, by focusing on improving the judicial aid system and judicial openness, and legalize the system of people's supervisors

    -- To strengthen team building among procurators, and eradicate the "black sheep" from within the prosecutors.

    tion

    -- Investigated and punished 210 prosecution staff for acts of breach of discipline or the law, and brought criminal charges against 26 of them

  来源: Xinhua 2014-3-10
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