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Forum Post: Detention Without Trial in China-Amnesty International Reports

Posted 2 years ago on March 17, 2012, 9:20 a.m. EST by snowcat765 (14) from Long Island City, NY
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The authorities frequently used administrative punishments, including Re-education through Labour (RTL), to detain people without trial. According to the government, 190,000 people were held in RTL facilities, down from half a million several years ago, although the real figures were likely to be much higher. Former RTL prisoners reported that Falun Gong constituted one of the largest groups of prisoners, and political activists, petitioners and others practising their religion outside permitted bounds were common targets. The authorities used a variety of illegal forms of detention, including "black jails", "legal education classes", "study classes" and mental health institutions to detain thousands of people. http://www.amnestyusa.org/our-work/countries/asia-and-the-pacific/china

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