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Torture is a pervasive problem in China. To mark the UN International Day in Support of Victims of Torture , HRIC has translated the below case seeking compensation for the alleged torture of a man who died in police custody in China. The case is a concrete, individual example of the issues people...
I’ve read about a dozen China prison memoirs over the years, and nothing has affected me the way Liao Yiwu’s prison diary has, with its detailed and graphic descriptions of prison life. I attribute the impact of this book to Liao’s skills as a poet, his writer’s nose for detail, and his willingness...
[Zhang Hengyin, Sinopec Group] Zhang used his real name to report to Sinopec Group’s discipline inspection commission the corrupt actions of Nie Sizhi, a unit manager at the Fushun Petroleum Chemical Company, a Sinopec’s subsidiary. In 1996, Zhang was detained by the company’s public security...
[Ni Rong] The “Strike-Hard” campaign launched by the central government in the early 1980s led to the imprisonment of many innocent people. Fujian citizen Ni Rong was detained at the scene of an arrest of a thief. He spent four days in intensive care after being tortured. He was not allowed to hire...
On February 24, 2011, two days after Shanghai petitioner Mao Hengfeng was released from the Anhui Provincial Women's Reeducation-Through-Labor Camp, an official from the Anhui RTL camp came to her home and rescinded the parole. Several dozen Shanghai and Anhui police officers took Mao away. Wu...
(English Translation by Human Rights in China) On January 18, Hu Jintao will visit the United States, where, among other topics, the two governments will discuss human rights issues. Because of China’s continuous acts of “enforced disappearance,” “torture,” and other acts against dissidents, China’...
[Translated by Human Rights in China] Honorable Members of the United States Congress, My name is Geng He (耿和) and I am the wife of political prisoner and lawyer Gao Zhisheng (高智晟), who is currently being persecuted in mainland China. On March 11 this year, I arrived in the United States with my...
Psychiatric detention of dissidents and the rise of the Ankang system Although in recent years a handful of cases in which individuals were incarcerated in psychiatric institutions for their political activism have become known, it was thought that China had not systematically adopted the...
UN Committee highlights gap between law and practice
Inadequate official response allows torture to continue unchecked

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