20 February 2020 :
Sun Xiaoguo, a notorious culprit of multiple high-profile crimes in China, was executed on 20 February 2020 in south-west China's Yunnan province.
The execution came after Sun's death sentence was approved by the Supreme People's Court on 12 February.
The Intermediate People's Court of Kunming carried out the execution after Sun met his next of kin, according to the court.
The Higher People's Court of Yunnan Province decided to execute Sun for multiple crimes, deprive him of his political rights, and confiscate all of his assets on 23 December 2019, in a ruling for the retrial of Sun for rape, insulting women by forcible means, intentionally inflicting injury upon others and creating disturbances.
The ruling upheld the death penalty handed down to him in 1998 for the same crimes during the first instance.
In a separate trial in 2019, Sun was handed a 25-year prison term for committing multiple crimes including organising and leading mafia-like organisations between 2013 and 2018.