Date
18 October 2017

Henan shutting petitioner ‘reprimand centers’, Xinhua says

The Henan provincial government and the provincial office of the State Bureau for Letters and Visits said Thursday that they were shutting down “reprimand centers” after media reports exposed how the new form of detention camps were ill-treating petitioners, the official Xinhua news agency reported Friday. Local officers were alleged to have exercised excessive correctional services on petitioners, deterring them from filing complaints on government and official agencies, the report said. The National People’s Congress Standing Committee formally abolished labor camp system in December last year.

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