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This summer, Chinese state security placed Hongkonger Simon Cheng into incommunicado detention. They interrogated, tortured and forced him to record multiple confessions. Chinese state media released a clip of one last week. This is Simon's story about how those confessions were made. 

Part Two of Bao Longjun's story on disappearing into China's secret RSDL jail system

Part One of Bao Longjun's story on disappearing into China's secret RSDL jail system

 

It’s not only activists and CCP members that are targets. Everyone from celebrities, judges, foreigners and businesspeople are being caught up in the net. 

Here are 11 victims from all walks of life who have been disappeared by the CCP in the past few years. This is part two, to read about China's expanding systems for disappearances, click here

 

1: The Christian Pastor

  Chinese human rights lawyer Wang Yu’s (王宇) son was just 16 years old when the police used a long, thick stick and threatened “to bash his brains out” to get him to sign a statement. He weighed less than 50kg, a small and skinny youth.

The most chilling aspect of Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) is the fact that it’s allowed under the law, according to Chinese independent journalist and writer Zhao Sile (

Kou Yanding, born in 1965, is a freelance writer, independent documentary filmmaker, and a frontline NGO activist. In 1996, Kou Yanding was fired from her job at a state-owned company after she reported the director for forging invoices. After this, she started working with and running  many different NGOs.

  Gui Minhai second kidnapping Gui Minhai – the Swedish man now held in secret detention for the second time in China -- is usually referred to as a bookseller or a publisher. But Gui is also a father and a friend; a poet and a writer; and a scholar and a businessman.

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