The recent trial of former security chief and Politburo Standing Committee member Zhou Yongkang...
by 不忘初心 | Jun 27, 2013
Former prisoners claim that they were forced to make headphones for airlines including Qantas, British Airways and Emirates while serving sentences at a prison in Guangdong, reports AFP: Two inmates recently released from the...
by Samuel Wade | Jun 24, 2013
At The New Yorker, Ian Buruma reviews Liao Yiwu’s prison memoir For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey through a Chinese Prison. The book was rewritten twice after its first and second drafts were...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 9, 2013
At The New York Times, Elaine Sciolino talks to poet and author Liao Yiwu about his forthcoming memoir For a Song and a Hundred Songs: A Poet’s Journey Through a Chinese Prison, to be published in the U.S. on June 4th. The title...
by Samuel Wade | Apr 2, 2013
Tibetan activist Jigme Gyatso has been released from prison due to poor health one year from the end of an extended sentence, according to Radio Free Asia and the Dharamsala-based Central Tibetan Administration. From Andrew...
by Sophie Beach | Mar 2, 2010
Duihua has translated an editorial from the Southern Metropolis Daily on the “brave efforts” needed to eliminate torture in detention centers following a string of deaths of detainees: Torture by police in Lushan...
by Paulina Hartono | Nov 27, 2009
Online photos of luxurious prisons have infuriated some netizens. From Southern China Morning Post: Mainland internet users are up in arms after pictures of a series of luxurious new prisons were posted online this week, a stark...
by Sophie Beach | Dec 2, 2005
From the International Herald Tribune: A high-level UN investigator condemned what he found to be “widespread” use of torture in the judicial system of mainland China and said Beijing must overhaul its criminal laws, grant more power to judges and abolish labor camps before it can end such abuses, according to an official report released […]
by Sophie Beach | Nov 21, 2005
From the BBC: The UN rapporteur on torture, Manfred Nowak, has arrived in China for a fact-finding mission to examine allegations of official maltreatment. It is the first time a UN rapporteur on torture will be allowed to visit China’s prisons and detention centres. It has taken years of negotiations for Beijing to agree to […]
by Sophie Beach | Apr 8, 2005
From RFA: Authorities in the central Chinese province of Henan are preparing a prison facility in at least one location for AIDS patients who cause trouble by complaining about their treatment at the hands of local officials, a recent report by RFA’s Mandarin service has revealed… Sources said HIV/AIDS patients who had been to Beijing […]
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