Edward Cody: China Announces Human Rights Measures
The Chinese government, frequently criticized over its human rights record, declared Wednesday that it has brought rights violations “under control” by prosecuting more than 1,500 officials accused of abusing prisoners or holding them without legal ground…
The white paper, the eighth in a series since 1991, depicted human rights violations by China’s security organs as criminal aberrations by wayward officials. The judiciary, it said, carried out a campaign of “vigorous measures” in 2004 to make sure police and prison authorities were punished for any illegal detentions, torture, disruption of elections or negligence that caused loss of life or property.
See also a Xinhua report on the white paper.