Reuters reports China has sentenced 10 people to jail for illegally detaining petitioners from another city:
Those convicted were hired by authorities from Changge city in central Henan province to stop petitioners airing their grievances in Beijing, the People’s Daily said on its website, citing a Beijing newspaper.
They held them in rented houses in a Beijing suburb where the petitioners said they were beaten, the report said.
The men wore badges identifying them
December 2, 2012