Something Feral

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Friday, April 10, 2009

Over 200,000,000 served


Elusive Wapiti said...

I don't recognize the picture. Was that from the Dirty War in Chile?

Something Feral said...

It's from a Chinese sentencing/execution "rally", and I think it's from Changsha, Hunan Province. There are photos here, and an article-snippet to corroborate here:

"2,500 people, including several hundred schoolchildren, were taken to watch six men being sentenced to death at a public sentencing rally in a gymnasium in Changsha, Hunan Province on September 27, as part of a “celebration” for the Mid-Autumn Festival and National Day. After the sentencing, the six men were taken to an execution ground and shot."

It all seems to fit, but I'm having some difficulty establishing a firm source. It's definitely a Chinese state execution, as the photos match up, digging up some information that isn't restricted is presenting some difficulty.