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China’s 'Re-education Through Labour' camps: Replacing one system of repression with another?

Headline Title:  China’s 'Re-education Through Labour' camps replaced with more repression 17 December 2013  China’s abolition of the “Re-education Through Labour” (RTL) system risks being no more than a cosmetic change, with authorities already stepping up other forms of persecution, Amnesty International said in a briefing released today. While RTL camps are being shut down, the briefing details how the Chinese authorities are increasingly making use of so-called “black jails”, enforced drug rehabilitation centres, and “brainwashing centres” to take their place.  “Abolishing…

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