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China: Abolition of labour camps must lead to wider detention reform

Headline Title:  China: Abolition of labour camps must lead to wider detention reform 15 November 2013 China’s reported decision to abolish "re-education through labour" (RTL) camps nationwide will be little more than a cosmetic measure unless the authorities tackle the deeply entrenched abuses of the country’s overall detention system, Amnesty International."‘Re-education through labour’ camps are just one piece in the intricate network of arbitrary detention centres used by the Chinese government to punish individuals who exercise their human rights in ways the authorities find threatening,"…

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