Sunday, 21. December 2014
02. 09. 14. - 16:00
Chinese police are hunting a martial arts and two fellow cons after they killed a prison guard and escaped by dressing up in the officer's uniform during a dramatic escape from a prison in Yanshou county, in the city of Harbin, in north-eastern China's Heilongjiang province.
Chinese officials who confirmed the breakout also said that earlier reports that two of the three had been recaptured were false, and issued pictures of the men in a bid to get help in tracking them down.
Super fit Li Haiwei, 29, who was jailed after using his martial arts skills to kill a man, escaped with Wang Damin, 35, who was arrested for violent assault and Gao Yulun, 50, who had been arrested for murder and was awaiting execution after getting the death penalty for his crimes.
The three had managed to overpower the guard and killed him with his own gun, then undressed him and replaced the prison uniform of one of them before announcing that a prisoner had been shot trying to escape. They then simply walked out of the jail amid the confusion according to reports on local media.
Police said that by the time they walked out through the gates, all three had managed to acquire prison guard uniforms, and an enquiry was underway as to where they managed to get them from.
Chinese jails and prisons are run along strict lines, and escapes are extremely rare.
China prisons just 118 of every 100,000 people compared to America's 737 per 100,000. However, punishments are often harsh and China is believed to execute more people for crimes each year than the rest of the world combined.
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