Opposition to labor camps in China

Liu Jie, 60, said she was beaten and hogtied to a chair during the two years she was confined at a forced-labor camp.

Liu Jie, 60, said she was beaten and hogtied to a chair during the two years she was confined at a forced-labor camp. (via The New York Times)

Last year Mr. Ren was among tens of thousands of Chinese who were dumped into the nation’s vast “re-education through labor” system, a Stalinist-inspired constellation of penal colonies where  social irritants toil in dismal conditions for up to four years, all without trial. With as many as 190,000 inmates at any one time, it is one of the world’s largest systems of forced labor.

More at The New York Times here.

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