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We are pleased to announce that the only in-depth study of China’s illegal TV confessions, Scripted and Staged, is now available in Chinese, allowing readers for the first time acce

  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.

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China.

In the spring of 2017, a number of lawyers got together in China to investigate how they could better represent clients who had been tortured. They wanted to explore how they could give them real help.

Last month, lawyer Yu Wensheng (余文生) and activist Zhen Jianghua (甄江华) , both essentially in incommunicado detention, reportedly “sacked” their legal counsel. These are lawyers they pre-appointed in case they were detained, or trusted family members had hired. Sound suspicious?

Screenshot from aboluowang.com.

 

This is a monthly round-up of all news related to Residential Surveillance at a Designated Location (RSDL) in China.

China has said it will take action to stop enforced disappearances and torture yet both are still endemic largely because of the 2013 introdu

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