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Court takes case of improper detention

By CAO YIN (China Daily) Updated: 2016-02-26 08:10

Court takes case of improper detention

Song Zhengguang, who was sentenced to life in prison for an alleged sexual assault. [Photo/China Daily].

Man in Henan was jailed in connection with 2007 case that prosecutors withdrew

A court in Henan province confirmed on Thursday that it has accepted the case of a man asking for 21 million yuan ($3.2 million) in state compensation for time spent in improper detention.

Xu Lin, spokesman for the Zhoukou Intermediate People's Court, said the case is still being processed and how much money the man can be given is uncertain.

Xu did not provide additional details about the case, which involves the largest compensation request in such litigation over the past five years. The case was submitted by Song Zhengguang and his lawyer, Lin Wencai, on Jan 26, three years after Song walked out of detention.

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