Li Yan's case has been hailed as a landmark verdict in ensuring that domestic violence is seen as a mitigating factor by criminal courts in China. Photo: Amnesty International

Death sentence commuted for Chinese woman who killed violent husband

Country's highest court sends 'a clear message that judges must not ignore domestic violence'

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Li Yan's case has been hailed as a landmark verdict in ensuring that domestic violence is seen as a mitigating factor by criminal courts in China. Photo: Amnesty International
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