Thirteen people in China have been sentenced to death for selling drugs as part of a public hearing watched by some 10,000 people.
According to local reports, they were accused of producing and selling drugs in the city of Shanwei, southern China’s Guangdong province.
The trial took place on June 24. Eight of those sentenced were executed immediately after the trial.
The court case was held in an arena and was watched by some 10,000 people,The Bejing News reports.
Five were given suspended sentences while the remaining 13 were sentenced to death.
Eight of those were immediately executed following the trial. It’s understood the execution was not public.
Photos show those given the death penalty being loaded into trucks.