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"Special measures" : detention and torture in the Chinese Communist Party's shuanggui system.

  • [New York, N.Y.] : Human Rights Watch, 2016.
  • ©2016
i, 118 pages : color map ; 27 cm
Summary note:
" ... Details abuses against shuanggui detainees, including prolonged sleep deprivation, being forced into stress positions for extended periods of time, deprivation of water and food, and severe beatings. Detainees are also subject to solitary and incommunicado detention in unofficial detention facilities. After "confessing" to corruption, they are typically brought into the criminal justice system, convicted, and sentenced to often lengthy prison terms."--Publisher's description.
  • "December 2016"--Table of contents page.
  • "This report was written and researched by a Human Rights Watch researcher, with the assistance of a research assistant. It was reviewed and edited by Sophie Richardson, China director; Mega McLemore, health and human rights senior researcher; and Brian Root, quantitative analyst."--Page 102.
  • "In late 2012, Chinese President Xi Jinping launched a "war on corruption." An increasingly powerful and secretive Chinese Community Party body - the Central Commission for Discipline Inspection (CCDI) - has been a central player in the campaign, particularly through its abusive shuanggui disciplinary system. Shuanggui, which has no basis in Chinese law, gives the CCDI the authority to summon any of the Party's 88 million members for investigation on allegations of corruption."--Back cover.
Bibliographic references:
Includes bibliographical references.
Map -- Glossary of terms -- Summary -- Methodology -- "Shuanggui" and the Chinese Communist Party -- Abuses in shuanggui -- Lack of protection from abuse -- Lack of accountability -- Recommendations -- Acknowledgements -- Appendix: Letters to the Chinese government.
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  • Detention and torture in the Chinese Communist Party's shuanggui system
  • China, "special measures"
  • 9781623134280 (paperback)
  • 1623134285
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