Thursday, November 23, 2017

FLASHBACK (2015): "American Jailed For 8 Months For Theft Describes Conditions in a Chinese Detention Center"

By Sinosphere, May 22, 2015

In a report it issued last week about the widespread abuse of detainees in China’s criminal justice system, Human Rights Watch interviewed dozens of people who claimed to have been mistreated and tortured while in police custody. Nearly all of them were given anonymity so they could speak to investigators without fear of retribution from the Chinese authorities.

But one witness in the report stood out: Stuart Foster, an American sociology professor who spent nearly eight months in a southern Chinese detention center after he was arrested on theft charges in 2013.

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