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China: Torture and ill-treatment: comments on the additional report of the People's Republic of China to the UN Committee against Torture

, Index number: ASA 17/011/1993

This document summarizes AI's concerns about the use of torture in China and comments on an additional report recently submitted to the United Nations Committee against Torture by the Government of the People's Republic of China on its implementation of the UN Convention against Torture. Topics included in this report are: patterns of torture in China; the provisions against torture in Chinese law; long-term detention without charge or trial; incommunicado detention; inadequacy of investigations and impunity. The report concludes with measures suggested by AI to prevent and eradicate torture.

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