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Xinhua news website removes porn images after realising mistake

PUBLISHED : Wednesday, 07 August, 2013, 1:06pm
UPDATED : Wednesday, 07 August, 2013, 3:47pm

China's leading state-run news agency Xinhua has posted screenshots of a pornographic film on its website - claiming it shows an execution in the United States.

[Updated August 7, 3.45pm: Xinhua has removed the slideshow from its website.]

The slideshow of 38 photos shows a women being taken to a chair, where a pony-tailed doctor injects a dark liquid into her right arm. The women is then seen shaking in pain as she dies.

Global Times, a staunchly nationalistic daily, also featured the slideshow of screenshots titled "Record of a female inmate's execution - exposing the world's darkest side" on its homepage.

Earlier versions of the photos shared online claim the photos are relevations by a US executioner named "Mark". 

The blog Out of my face identified the source of the pictures as a pornographic film called Lethal Injection.

Chinese state-run news organisations have had their fair share of problems in accuracy and sense or propriety when publishing photo slideshows. Xinhua, the People's Daily online and other websites have previously published inappropriate photos series.  

During the National Congress of the Communist Party in November, which marked the leadership transition from Hu Jintao to Xi Jinping, it published a series of photos of "beautiful ritual girls, female reporters and delegates" entitled "beautiful scenery".

Last year, the People's Daily's website featured a photo series of the most beautiful women executed in China over the last three decades. The country executed more people than the rest of the world combined, according to estimates by Amnesty International. 

 

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missbabybuddha
A bunch of idiots are running Xinhua obviously. And they are supposed to be "intellectuals". what a ****-up country
 
 
 
 
 

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