fredag 9. desember 2016

Torture in secret prisons: The dark side of China's anti-corruption crackdown

Party corruption fighters have powerful tools at their disposal, chief among which is the ability to summon any party member to an "appointed time and place," or shuanggui, for investigation. Shuanggui detainees are held in secret, for indefinite periods of time, during which they are brutally interrogated, sometimes fatally, according to a new Human Rights Watch report. "Party leader Xi Jinping has built his anti-corruption campaign on an abusive and illegal detention system," Sophie Richardson, HRW China director, said in a statement. "Torturing subjects to confess won't bring an end to corruption, but will end any confidence in China's judicial system." Read more  The report