Tuesday, May 08, 2012

News at Eleven: Fang [Hong], who was released April 28,

said he was allowed one 18-day furlough during his year in the labor camp, part of a controversial network of detention centers used to punish minor criminals, protesters and dissidents with terms of up to three years. He said officials tried to force him to promise not to criticize officials or the party by threatening to lock up his son. Psychological abuse was common and days were spent making Christmas ornaments for export to Europe, Fang said.

from The Associated Press: China blogger seeking redress over labor camp term


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