Did China ever actually send prisoners' families a bill for the bullet?
September 22, 2011 11:35 AM Subscribe
I've read that in the past, the family of an executed prisoner in China later received a bill for the cost of the bullet used in the execution. Is this true?
posted by EnormousTalkingOnion to law & government (7 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
I've seen this claim pop up in a few places, but . In either case it doesn't seem to be current practice, but is there any reliable evidence/confirmation that it was ever true, or is this just an urban legend about the brutality of the regime?