Category: China

New details of torture, cover-ups in China’s internment camps revealed in Amnesty International report

Chinese officials spent days burning documents after government information leaked to global media exposed conditions in the camps. The prevalence of torture and the lengths to which the Chinese government has gone to cover up its treatment of Muslim minorities are described in comprehensive detail in an Amnesty International report on detention camps in Western China. Every former camp […]

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Torture in China

Although the People’s Republic of China outlawed torture in 1996, human rights groups say brutality and degradation are common in Chinese arbitrary detention centers, Laojiao prisons, and black jails. People who are imprisoned for their political views, human rights activities, or religious beliefs have a high risk of being tortured. Strategies of torture inside black jails include deprivation of […]

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