China implements heavier punishment for crimes against disadvantaged

China implements heavier punishment for crimes against disadvantaged

CHINA - Criminals who rob the elderly, minors and pregnant women will face harsher punishment, in line with the latest judicial interpretation on robbery, Xinhua News Agency reported on Monday.

The Supreme People's Court and the Supreme People's Procuratorate issued the judicial interpretation on Sunday, updating 10 situations that should be seriously punished in robbery cases, the report said.

People who rob senior citizens, juveniles, pregnant women, the handicapped, and those caring for babies, will face heavier punishment, the report said.

The new interpretation took effect on Monday.

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