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China: Legacy of the Beijing Olympics: Issues and facts: Fair trials for all - China's choice

, Index number: ASA 17/030/2008

When Beijing was chosen as the host city for the 2008 Olympics, Chinese officials made assurances that the human rights situation would improve in the run-up to the Games. And yet, the police have used Beijing’s hosting of the Olympics as a pretext to extend the use of abusive forms of administrative detention. Amnesty International has long called on the Chinese authorities to abolish Re-education Through Labour and other forms of punitive administrative detention.

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