The High Court of east China's Shandong province says it will open court hearings later this afternoon to review the case of execution of Nie Shubin, who was sentenced to death and subsequently executed in 1995 for rape and murder.
A man by the name of Wang Shujin confessed to the crime Nie was sentenced to death for 10 years later in 2005.
Fifteen independent witnesses will be attending the hearing, but no bystanders will be allowed into the court for privacy concerns. The fifteen witnesses will include five legal experts, two deputies to the people's congress, two political advisors, two women representatives, two court supervisors, and two representatives of the public.
The High Court will notify the public of the case's developments via its official Sina Weibo account.
Earlier last month, the attorneys representing Nie's case claimed to have found several "evident errors" while duplicating Nie's case files, most of which involve legal procedures.
Nie Shubin, 21 at the time, was found guilty of the rape and murder of a woman and received a death penalty in 1995 by a local court in north China's Hebei Province.
Ten years later in 2005, another man named Wang Shujin confessed to the crime.
Last December the Supreme People's Court ordered the case to be reviewed in Shandong Province.