China: People’s Republic of China – Abolishing “Re-education through Labour”. Appeal cases

This document provides details of two appeal cases. Amnesty International considers Mao Hengfeng to be a prisoner of conscience and human rights defender and is calling for her immediate and unconditional release. Amnesty International is concerned by reports that she has been repeatedly subjected to torture or ill-treatment. She is currently held in a “Re-education through Labour” (RTL) facility. Gao Rongrong, a Falun Gong practitioner, reportedly died in custody in June 2005. Amnesty International is calling on the authorities to launch a full, investigation into her death including allegations that she was tortured.

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