The number of suspects, placed in custody1 for more than three years without being charged, reduced from 4,459 in 2013 to six by 2015.
Chinese authorities managed to return to the country 124 corruption2 suspects previously3 on the run in a 17-month international manhunt that started in October 2014. The 124 suspects were repatriated4 or were persuaded to turn themselves in from 34 countries and regions. Seventeen out of 100 wanted fugitives5 listed in an Interpol "red notice" were also netted.
Chinese prosecutors6 began investigations7 into 54,249 officials, including both high-ranking "tigers" and lowly "flies," for suspected involvement in 40,834 graft8 cases in 2015.
A total of 22 Chinese ex-officials at ministerial level or above, including former leader Zhou Yongkang, were prosecuted9 last year while 41 were subject to formal investigations.
The SPP supervised prosecutors in Xinjiang and Tibet to better handle security-related problems, and worked with the SPC and Ministry10 of Public Security on proper application of law on terrorist attacks and criminal cases involving religious extremists.
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