Sunday, Nov 29th, 2009
A magazine run by the Chinese government has revealed the existence of a network of secret detention centres or “black jails” in Beijing where inmates are often beaten or tortured.
Until now, the Communist Party has strenuously denied running black jails, despite a growing number of testimonies and evidence from former inmates.
However, a report in Liaowang (Outlook), a magazine which is written for elite government officials and published by the official Xinhua news agency, laid the system bare.
The victims of the jails are usually ordinary Chinese who have travelled to Beijing to lodge a complaint, or petition, with the central government that their local officials have ignored.
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This article was posted: Sunday, November 29, 2009 at 6:22 am