18.1.13

China promises 'to stop sending people to labour camp'(Telegraph)

"China has been debating how to change its labour camp system for much of the past decade. A relic of the 1950s, the reform, or re-education, through labour system allows the police to imprison offenders for up to four years without trial.
Some 190,000 Chinese were being held in 320 re-education centres in 2009, according to a UN Human Rights Council report in addition to an estimated 1.6 million Chinese held in the formal prison system.

Human rights activists said the detainees currently within the system were unlikely to be immediately released, but that no new prisoners would be added. However, they cautioned that the government has yet to announce the details of what scheme will replace the current system."
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