BEIJING - A Chinese man who was freed after six years on death row following a wrongful murder conviction was paid $189,000 in compensation, state media said Tuesday, amid anger at the flawed legal system. Nian Bin, a former food-stall owner who was convicted of poisoning two children and condemned to death in 2008, was finally freed after a court quashed his conviction last August. A court awarded him 1.14 million yuan ($189,000) for loss of personal freedom and mental suffering, the official Xinhua News Agency reported. His case went through multiple appeals, with lawyers arguing that the evidence against him was insufficient and saying police had tortured him to obtain a confession.

 Nian applied in December for 15 million yuan ($2.4 million) in compensation from the government at a court in the eastern province of Fujian which had upheld his death sentence three times, the China Daily reported at the time.