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UN Watchdog Group Finds Widespread Torture in China

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The U.N. Committee Against Torture says torture and ill treatment are widespread in China and this internationally prohibited practice remains deeply entrenched in the country’s criminal justice system. The group of 10 independent experts said a Chinese delegation, which presented its case to the U.N. Committee, acknowledges torture is a big problem in China; but, it said the delegation did not provide data on the extent and prevalence of this outlawed practice.     The...

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