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China Detention

China: Punishment without crime: administrative detention

In this report Amnesty International examines the various forms of administrative detention in China, amongst which “shelter and investigation” and “re-education through labour” feature most prominently. Extensive analysis and commentary of the relevant legal provisions is provided: official...
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Chile: Reports of torture since March 1990

Amnesty International has continued to receive allegations of torture from Chile since the new civilian government took office in March 1990: some complaints were received after February 1991, when new legislation came into force. The Carabineros (uniformed police) are most frequently cited as the...
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Thailand: Concerns about treatment of Burmese refugees

This paper summarizes Amnesty International’s concerns about the arrest, detention and, in some cases, forcible return to Myanmar of Burmese asylum- seekers in Thailand. Several instances of ill-treatment of detained Burmese refugees are quoted, including one incident which resulted in the death of...