Zhang Zhichao is freed after his conviction for raping and killing a schoolgirl was overturned. Photo: Weibo

Chinese man cleared of schoolgirl’s rape and murder after serving 13 years of life sentence

  • Zhang Zhichao was convicted in 2006 of killing his fellow pupil, whose body was found in school toilet
  • But verdict was based on contradictory evidence, provincial high court finds after family’s long campaign
Topic |   China Society

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Zhang Zhichao is freed after his conviction for raping and killing a schoolgirl was overturned. Photo: Weibo
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Alice Yan

Alice Yan

Alice Yan is a Shanghai-based social and medical news reporter. She started her journalism career in 2003 and has degrees in economics and public administration. Her Twitter account is @TingYanalice