China: Villagers detained, at risk of torture

China: Villagers detained, at risk of torture

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Index Number: ASA 17/041/2012
Date Published: 22 October 2012
Categories: China

Six villagers from Zhengding County, Hebei Province in China have been detained after petitioning for the release of a local Falun Gong practitioner. Three have been sentenced to Re-education through Labour (RTL) and three have been criminally charged. They are at risk of torture and other ill-treatment.


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