Chinese Detention System Called "Alleyway in Hell"

Human Rights Watch urges president to discuss issues during China visit

Thursday, November 12, 2009

On the eve of President Obama’s visit to China next week, a new report alleges that a sprawling system of “black jails” has been used to detain Chinese citizens petitioning for redress from the government. The report, called “An Alleyway in Hell[pdf, 737.06 kb], is just out this morning from Human Rights Watch. It describes Chinese citizens being abducted off the streets of Beijing and other cities with no charges. The citizens were imprisoned in state-owned hotels, nursing homes and psychiatric hospitals, where the conditions are often brutal. We speak to Phelim Kine, a researcher for Human Rights Watch.




Phelim Kine

Comments [2]


I just wonder about my upstairs, are there so many human rights issues in US arising you interest? 'without much human right' is how much, less than the everage in the world, or less than 1/5 in PRC?

By the way, the report was issued by organization under UN, not US government.

Nov. 13 2009 07:18 AM

I found it so amusing while American medias always bring up domestic human right issues of other countries, while U.S. itself treated domestic citizens and international citizens without much human right. And And while medias of other countries may have criticized U.S.'s human rights records, but never brought them to international stage.

I just wonder how one thinks double standards and hypocrisy is acceptable in any case.

Nov. 12 2009 01:20 PM

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