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Illegal “Black Jails” in China

Posted by w_thames_the_d on February 4, 2011

From this site. This excerpt talks about the news that in China, a group that allegedly has strong ties with the Chinese government has set up illegal or black jails in Beijing to stop petitioners.


“Another appalling and unforgettable story last year was the revelation by Guangdong’s Southern Metropolis Daily and Caijing magazine that Anyuanding, a private security firm with strong official backing, was operating a network of “black jails” in Beijing, accepting payments from local governments across China to round up and lock up rights petitioners in the capital. Prisoners in these facilities were subjected to chilling violence, the jailers acting completely above the law.

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